India's per capita emission 70 pc below world average: Report
17, 2009 - Asia Pulse
Despite being the fourth largest
economy, India's per capita emission levels are 70 per cent below world average
and 93 per cent lower than those in the US, says a latest report on climate change.
prepared by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM)
and consultancy firm Ernest and Young, the report highlighted that carbon emissions
in India increased by 65 per cent between 1990 and now and are projected to grow
by close to 70 per cent in the next decade or so.
But it remained
low as compared to other major economies, accounting for only two per cent of
cumulative energy related emissions since many decades.
a per capita basis, India's emissions are 70 per cent below world average and
93 per cent below the level in the US.
Thus, following principle
of common but differentiated responsibility, India maintains that major responsibility
of curbing emissions rests with developed countries, which have accumulated emissions
over a long period of time, pointed out the report that comes at a time when tough
negotiations are on at the Copenhagen climate meet.