No knowing whether India sticks with its coal stance

No knowing whether India sticks with its coal stance

As soon as US President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change, eyes turned eastward. Even as the US reneges on its promises, the argument now goes, China and India will show leadership instead; they at least are committed to low-carbon growth.

I wouldn’t be so sure, at least where India is concerned. It is true that the Indian government has reiterated its Paris pledges. But Trump’s decision has nevertheless opened a door for India to revise its own very stringent commitments as and when they become problematic.

While they haven’t yet reached that point, they may well do so, and soon

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Credits : Gulf News

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