Thursday, February 08, 2007

Kudos For India's War Against Global Warming

India's current rapid economic growth is drawing increasing attention from far and near with projections released by reputed agencies that it would dislodge Japan from its third rank by 2032 and USA from its second rank by 2050.
A more deserving achievement by India, however, I feel, is its highest reduction in green house gas (GHG) emissions (which have been responsible for global warming) among the developing nations Brazil, Mexico, China and Chile. As per Kyoto protocol, these nations including India, though not bound to reduce emissions, have been encouraged to adopt measures and at the same time earn 'carbon credits' which are tradable globally so that those who cannot achieve reduction in emissions could buy such 'carbon credits' for offsetting. As per a report, India tops such a list with 155 projects registered out of a total of 492 followed by Brazil 88, Mexico 77, China 37 and Chile 14 projects. Some more projects are awaiting registration. It has been estimated that it may finally bring 350 million 'carbon credits' which on a conservative basis would generate a whopping $3.5 billion by 2012.
It has been like killing two birds in one shot. In my post

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