Putting a price on carbon and making the polluter pay makes sense, doesn't it? Kevin Smith shows how carbon trading has merely created big profits for transnational companies and had no impact on climate change.
India’s response to climate change has been paltry, half-hearted and directed at preserving existing elite lifestyles. Its credibility in international negotiations will only be restored if it takes urgent measures to reduce domestic energy use.
Despite talk of India’s emergence as an economic and nuclear power on the world stage, a recent radiation leak from a scrap metal yard that hospitalized 11 workers, while the Atomic Energy Regulation Board (AERB) failed to respond, has put the spotlight on the country’s lack of proper governing bodies, regulation and crisis response capacity for radioactive facilities.
He wrote one of the most progressive laws for nature conservation. He organized the first international climate conference for common people. And now he wipes the floor with the UN proposal for a ‘green economy’. The Bolivian Pablo Solón thinks we should treat nature with more respect.
The EU could play a valuable role in preventing another flawed climate deal if it neutralises the US and brings other ditherers on board while starting talks on future obligations for the emerging economies.