Friday, August 3, 2012

Carbon Emissions – Facts & Figures

- Sticking to the per capita emission approach, as stated in the Kyoto pact, the developing world demands that every individual has equal rights to carbon space.

- Advocates say the developed nations have occupied roughly 70% of the carbon space though they are home to less than a fifth of the world’s population.

- Poor countries want the rich to evacuate this space – reduce their emissions rapidly – or pay them to do so. This could impact how steep emission targets undertaken will be.

- Critics say the per capita line assumes there is an equal right to pollute or to the atmosphere as a global sink.

v 1510.4 million tons is the amount of carbon di oxide emitted by India.

v 1.3 tons is the per capita emission in India.

- From Green Cover Section (TOI)


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