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“Not just coal, all fossil fuels are responsible for carbon emissions,” India told COP27



Sharm el-Sheikh: Amid growing demand to end the use of coal, India took a tough stance at the UN climate dialogue (COP27) in Egypt on Saturday, saying it is not fair to make a fuel a “bad guy” because natural gas and oil are also becoming a major cause of carbon emissions. Speaking during the presidential consultation on the decisions taken at COP27, India suggested that certain points be included in the decision, saying that all fossil fuels should be phased out in order to achieve the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement. be terminated.

Sources familiar with the debates and India’s intervention said New Delhi urged national circumstances to accelerate the global transition to clean energy, noting that “all fossil fuels contribute to greenhouse gas emissions “. India has also invited other countries to consider Sustainable Development Goal 12 (SDG 12) on sustainable consumption and production and promote a global public movement for a climate-friendly lifestyle. sources of greenhouse gases as more harmful or to declare it “green and sustainable” even though it is a source of greenhouse gases.

Expressing deep regret that countries live in an unequal world with huge inequalities in energy use, income and emissions, India drew the attention of interlocutors to the rapidly shrinking size of the global carbon budget and that it must be shared equitably. India said this in the context of the latest report from the Global Carbon Project, which noted on Friday that the remaining carbon budget has been reduced to 380 GtCO2 (after nine years) for a 50% chance of limiting global warming to 1 .5°C. increase if emissions remain at 2022 levels) and to limit 2°C to 1230 GtCO2. It predicted a total of 40.6 billion tonnes (GtCO2) of global CO2 emissions in 2022, up from nearly 40.9 GtCO2 in 2019. This was the highest annual carbon emission on record.

Indian negotiators told the Egyptian President of COP27 that the Paris Agreement has basic principles of common but distinct responsibilities, sharing and nationally determined climate commitments. These principles should be strongly emphasized in decisions made on any subject related to the focal points of this conference. Negotiations to decide points of origin began on Saturday, with countries proposing what they wanted to include in the final deal. Let us tell you that talks at the UN Climate Summit (COP26) in Glasgow last year ended with an agreement to reduce the continued use of coal in a phased manner instead of phasing it out. .

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