Lifestyle, Climate Justice
India has advocated bringing in positivity and shunning negativity in the run-up to the Paris Conference. Speaking at the Major Economies Forum in New York in September, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Mr Prakash Javadekar said that ambitious pre and post 2020 actions and discussion on real issues relating to lifestyle and climate justice will be more appropriate. Mr Javadekar also said that it is regrettable that some developed countries want to negate the whole set of principles of UNFCCC.
Mr Javadekar further said, “All countries need to respect differentiation as a principle to deliver climate justice to the developing world. Some developed countries want to negate the whole set of principles of UNFCCC which is regrettable. The genesis of Differentiation lies in principle of historical responsibility, polluter pays, and equity. Therefore, for the success of Paris there should be no effort to tamper with any principle and elements of the convention”.