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India and the Kyoto Protocol

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/10/10 India and the Kyoto Protocol Rik Sengupta FRS 136
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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
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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
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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 To what effect? New Delhi in 2001
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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.
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