India and the Kyoto Protocol

India and the Kyoto Protocol - India and the Kyoto Protocol...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–6. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/10/10 India and the Kyoto Rik Sengupta FRS 136
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
5/10/10 Climate Change and India Like the rest of the world, India is gravely concerned about climate change. Global warming affects India in many ways: Retreat of Himalayan glaciers and decreased flow of rivers Changes in monsoon patterns and frequent droughts Rise in sea levels and increased landslides and flooding A general threat to
Background image of page 2
5/10/10 Threats of Climate Warning to India 2.7–4.3⁰ C increase in temperatures by the 2080s 6–8% increase in rainfall over subcontinent Sea levels to rise up to 88 cm by 2100 – flood threat to people and to coastal mangrove and wetland systems Extreme events (droughts, torrential Source: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), 2001 Report
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
5/10/10 National Mitigation Strategies Already in Place Where? Coal, transport, petroleum, steel, cement and agricultural sectors already targeted for such strategies How? By promoting energy conservation, alternative fuels, renewable energy technologies and forestation
Background image of page 4
5/10/10 India’s Struggle for Development and the One third of India’s population lives below the poverty line, earning less than $1 a day. India’s development strategy focuses on strengthening the economy and alleviating poverty, aiming to increase Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and per capita income.
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 6
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 15

India and the Kyoto Protocol - India and the Kyoto Protocol...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 6. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online