Follow Gandhi to tackle climate change: Pachauri to Europe

March 27th, 2008 - 11:12 am ICT by admin  

Brussels, March 27 (IANS) Indian environmental scientist Rajendra Pachauri has said that Europe can set an example for the world in tackling climate change if it follows what it preaches. He said that Europe should follow Mahatma Gandhi’s advice to “be the change you want to see in the world”. Pachauri was addressing a session of the Climate Change Committee of the European Parliament in Brussels late Wednesday, EuAsiaNews reported.

“I think Europe can lead by example. Europe can develop technologies, develop approaches by which I think the rest of the world can also emulate your example,” said the head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that shared the 2007 Nobel peace prize.

He noted that certain impacts of climate change would obviously have the potential of disturbing stability of communities in several parts of the world and can lead to major migratory movements.

Earlier, speaking at a press conference, Pachauri said the EU target of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent by 2020 was “extremely inspiring” for the rest of the world.

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