India not responsible for climate change: Javadekar

India not responsible for climate change: Javadekar

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday announced in the Lok Sabha that India was not responsible for climate change, saying that the per person carbon emission of the country is not more than two tonnes which is very less compared to the US, Europe and China.

Javadekar’s remarks came while addressing the Lok Sabha over the discussion on air pollution and climate change which continued for the third day on Friday. The discussion over the issue was initiated by Congress’ Manish Tewari on Tuesday. The discussion resumed on Thursday on the second day.

Before giving a detailed reply over the issue, Javadekar first defined the difference between climate change and pollution, saying “climate change happens because of the rise of carbon dioxide emissions.” Read more

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