A prevailing trend is that carbon market and REDD+ approach will give benefits to poor nations as of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), but overall this carbon market phenomenon is again serving interests of European Union and their road map (presented before the world community in recent Durban talks and to some extent adopted as well) as EU can’t lose billions of Euros in terms of technology exports and earnings.
According to another analysis by the Mehmood Akhtar Cheema, Manager, Islamabad Programme Office, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), who was present in Durban during the negotiations, we all have to take rational decisions within limited time frame.
“It’s a great disappointment that developed world did not agree on the next phase of Kyoto protocol in Durban and asked for more breathing space, in a worst situation when everything is at stake due to climate change”, he further elaborated.
It is indeed a real thing that Cancun agreed principle has guided the spirit of ‘equitable access to sustainable development’ in Durban, but people in South Africa ‘the most and in world at large, were disappointed’ due to the negative and really humiliating approach taken up by Canada, Japan, United States and some other countries. Even India and China played a dual role and used climate talks for their self-interest and diplomacy.
Talking to weekly Pulse, Chief of Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change, Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, said scientific community has brought out some very clear projections of unfortunate happenings, if we don’t take action, and they have also come up with options by which we can take action in a way that will actually promote economic welfare.
Experts believe that certain aspects of climate change negotiations are a bit hopeful as the voices across the world are more loud on saving human beings climate change is directly affecting, but criticized the role of key players like China, United States, Canada, India and others, who are the main hurdles in saving the interests of the planet.
“We are not taking cognoscente of this work, so my opinion is that any future discussions and negotiations must have to be driven by the science of climate change, but I didn’t see much of that in Durban”, Dr. Pachauri added.
Climate change and global sustainability are urgent issues that require immediate action – they cannot be delayed by endless political wrangling. All countries must play their part, and move away from unsustainable development and carbon-intensive energy production and consumption. Thus, given the disparities in wealth and resources in our world, it is clear that developed countries will have to take the lead in terms of finance, technology and investment. It is only by finding ways to low-carbon growth and development that we can secure the future of our planet for all and overcome the challenge of world poverty.
US, China, Canada, Japan, India and other non-serious jokers don’t know the reality of disasters due to climatic changes; it needs very serious and climate embedded approach. No doubt, it’s imperative not only for under-developed parts of the world but also for developed nations to save the future, as the flight to build a home at mars or moon takes time.