GLOBAL WARN(m)ING! ASK INDIA TO RATIFY THE PARIS AGREEMENT ASAP!
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NO CHALLENGE POSES A GREATER THREAT TO FUTURE GENERATIONS THAN CLIMATE CHANGE AND WE ARE THE LAST GENERATION THAT HAS A CHANCE TO STOP IT
We are at a turning point. Globally climate change and related extreme weather events are already impacting our communities, biodiversity and the natural resources we depend on.
India too reels from more frequent and more severe droughts, storms, floods and heatwaves. The threat of climate change has never been more urgent.
In December 2015 at COP21, some 195 countries reached an agreement in Paris that obligates states to take concrete measures to curb emissions that contribute to climate change. But the pact will not go into force until it is ratified (sign or give formal consent to make it officially valid) by 55 countries representing 55 percent of global greenhouse emissions.
As of August 23, 2016, only 23 countries have ratified, many of them small, vulnerable island nations that account for a negligible percentage of emissions.
Progress of ratification on this page (Ratification tracker)
The Paris Agreement will come into force on the 30th day after the two conditions are met.
Until world’s largest CO2 emitters legally agree to act on it, we don’t have a clear path forward to address climate change.
India, the fourth largest emitter after China, United States and European Union has not yet ratified the Paris Agreement.
India made three major specific and binding emission reducing commitments under the Paris Agreement in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). It will reduce the emission intensity of its economy by 33-35% by 2030 below 2005 levels. It will also ensure 40% of its power capacity is from clean sources. India will increase the quality and spread of its forest cover to ensure 2.5-3 billion tones of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide is sucked out of atmosphere and sequestered by 2030.
In India, approval of Parliament will not be required for the government to ratify the Paris Agreement. A Cabinet decision to this effect would be enough.
If India ratifies the Paris Agreement, we are making a commitment to regulate our country in a productive and insightful way, while also working together on an international level to find and create the sustainable and productive levels of emissions that we as a growing country need to keep in check. This is an issue that effects all of us, regardless of wealth, background, and belief.
On September 21, 2016 —International Day of Peace—U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be hosting a ratification event at the General Assembly meeting in New York. This event offers a chance to celebrate a new direction for the planet and for world leaders to publicly show their commitment to climate action.
India should ratify the Paris Agreement, and take a step towards a sustainable planet earth.
- · Narendra Modi (Prime Minister of India)
- · Anil Madhav Dave - recently appointed Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on his 60th Birthday. Is best known among environmentalist for his conservation work on the Narmada River. A person who still cycles his way to work and describes himself as an “accessible person” who is ready for chat with anybody. He had promised to maintain balance between development and environment.
So it’s time for a return gift in the form of ratification of The Paris Agreement.
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