A Convenient Climate Justice : India’s Ambiguous Position

As the COP21 conference draws closer, India is refusing to follow the open position of China and provide figures on emissions declines. The Environment Minister of India, Prakash Javadekar, admitted that the government’s priority right now is on electricity access and poverty reduction, even though 13 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world are in India. That being said, India’s willingness to modernise its industry and increase the energy potential matched the spirit of the sustainable development goals in some ways, since the country has the ambition to obtain a solar energy capacity of 100GW by 2022. Read more in Frenchin that editorial of Joël Ruet and Sophia Semlali, published in Telos on the 9thof December 2015.

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