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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 03:13 PM
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India Rejects Any Greenhouse-Gas Cuts Under New Climate Treaty
India Rejects Any Greenhouse-Gas Cuts Under New Climate Treaty
By Bibhudatta Pradhan

June 30 (Bloomberg) -- India said it will reject any new treaty to limit global warming that makes the country reduce greenhouse-gas emissions because that will undermine its energy consumption, transportation and food security.

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India will not accept any emission-reduction target -- period, Ramesh said. This is a non-negotiable stand.

India, which has more than 800 million people living on less than $2 a day, is talking with Brazil, China and South Africa on taking a common stand in international negotiations that richer countries like the U.S. and Britain must reduce their emissions 45 percent by the year 2020 from 1990 levels.

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We are not re-negotiating the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, Ramesh said, referring to the treaty that entered into force in 1994 and laid the groundwork for emissions cuts by richer nations. There is no way India is going to accept any emission reduction target, period, between now and the Copenhagen meeting and thereafter.

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India, the second-most populous nation, only emits 4.6 percent of the global carbon-dioxide emissions, while the U.S. produces 20.9 percent, he said. Asias third-biggest economy in June unveiled a plan to form eight commissions to improve energy efficiency and mitigate the impact of climate change.

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FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 03:51 PM
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1. Fine - impose HUGE Tarrifs on their products entering the country
"Thats Change I can Beleive in"
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 03:53 PM
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2. Huge tariffs on their products entering any treaty country.
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ladjf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 08:06 PM
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3. In a word, "GREED". nt
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 08:50 PM
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4. The nerve of some people!
Who do they think they are, Amerikans?
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