Govt. to submit revised plan for climate change, energy security; Saran

February 28th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): The Prime Ministers Special Envoy on Climate Change, Shyam Saran, on Saturday said a revised plan on climate change would be submitted for approval to the Prime Ministers Council soon.

The plan will help to address pressing concerns about climate change, besides ensuring energy security, Saran said.

Addressing reporters here, Saran said it had been observed that the effects of climate change are mainly due to accumulated green house gas emissions for which only developed nations are responsible.

He dispelled all doubts about Indias strategy to cut green house emissions.

India will oppose any move which lays disproportionate emphasis on the current level of gas emissions. India is strongly in favour of dialogue to address this issue of concern and wants a level playing field for the developing nations, Saran said.

As the Copenhagen Summit on Climate Change is scheduled for December this year, the developed countries may cite the global economic slow down as a reason for not carrying out climate change goals.

Dealing with climate change can also become a part of the solution to the economic crisis as investment in addressing the issue, specially in the renewable energy, can create new industries and jobs and super-technological innovations, he added.

Saran informed that an eight-point plan to counter climate change is already in place. (ANI)

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