United Nations (PTI):
Pointing out that developing states are "most vulnerable" to the impact of climate change, India has asked developed nations to allow transfer of advanced clean technologies to them at concessional rates.
It advocated an integrated approach to sustainable development, with simultaneous emphasis on three "pillars" of:
social advancement and
"Such an approach is key to ensuring the achievement of development goals, particularly eradication of poverty and hunger," Indian delegate Rajeev Shukla, MP, told the UN General Assembly’s economic and financial committee yesterday.
India’s energy efficiency is among the best in the world, Shukla said, assuring the delegates that New Delhi would ensure that per capita emission of greenhouse gases does not exceed those of the developed world even as it pursues its development goals.
But simultaneously, he also emphasised that the reducing the emission of greenhouse gases which contribute to global warming must be based on the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities as well as historical responsibilities of developed countries.
"Developed countries must undertake deeper emission reduction commitments, assist developing countries with financing, without diverting funds meant for development, and technology transfer," he said, emphasising that greater international support is also needed to support the adaptation efforts of the developing countries.