Fight against poverty can go with low-carbon economy: Clinton


Mumbai: July 18, 2009 – There is “no inherent contradiction between poverty eradication and moving towards a low-carbon economy”, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Saturday, signalling her government’s approach towards India in the area of combating climate change.


“The United States fully supports India’s efforts to move all its people out of poverty,” Ms. Clinton said at a news conference here.


“But we acknowledge that we’ve made mistakes and we, along with other developed countries, are responsible” for global warming. “We are hoping that a great country like India will not make the same mistakes.”


Ms. Clinton hoped that India would leapfrog the dirty technologies that are leading to climate change “just as it has leapfrogged from having few phones to now having more than 500 million, mostly cellphones.”


The US Secretary of State was speaking just after a meeting with the top leaders of India Inc. She said climate change was a big topic during their discussion.


“We discussed economic opportunities in clean energy” technologies and “how to move towards a low-carbon economy”.


The chief climate negotiator of the US administration is accompanying Ms. Clinton on her India visit.


She said they would have “more intense discussions” on the subject with Indian officials in “both public and private sectors” during her trip that will take her to New Delhi Sunday.


The move towards a low-carbon economy assumes significance because excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere — emitted during industrial activities, mainly power generation — is the main greenhouse gas leading to climate change.


Developed and developing countries are ranged against each other in global climate negotiations. Developing countries say developed countries must reduce their emissions first, because that is what has led to climate change.


Developed countries point out that China is the world’s largest emitter now and India the fourth largest, and whatever they do will have little impact on future climate change unless major emerging economies get off the high-carbon use economic path.

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Dr. Raj Baldev, Cosmo Theorist, Ph.D., D. Litt., D Sc. (H.C), Editor-in-Chief of International Reporter, Chairman Media International Ltd., Born on 15 January 1927 in Montgomery, now in Pakistan. Internationally known, man of letters with over dozen of books and thousands of articles to his credit on various subjects including theories on the Creation of the Universe, the Black Holes, Supernovas and other functions of the Universe, Nature and Life , which he described both ways, philosophically and scientifically. He further elaborated how the entire Cosmos were formed. He holds spiritual wisdom of predicting and curing powers of the human problems, so much so, he is popularly known as Destiny Repairer, hence people call him with respect as Swamy Ji. He got the privilege of leading various Parliamentary Delegations abroad on good will missions; he also got the privilege of being invited by differnt Heads of State on state visits. He is the Founder of God Believers (GBA) who place belief in “FAITH”, Universal Modern Religion. FAITH is not a religion but a human service, an encyclopedia of creating healthy balance between Science and God. The main purpose of this mission is to defend the Identity of God from Scientists on one hand and to help fight Global Environmental Abuses, to create awareness of high risks of Excessive Nuclear Stockpiles, global service to the Human Rights and Justice on the other. He is a very simple man, he commands special respect as a holy man with high spiritualism and people address him as His Holiness. He is equally dedicated to the cause of media and journalism where he has been serving the people through his writing for over 50 years; he has also served as Member of Press Council of India. His main aim is to serve the humanity and all kinds of life on the Earth, to serve the elders, women and children, the blind, crippled, lepers and the needy, he is committed to save the Mother Earth from the abuses caused by humans and the nature through the social mission of God Believers (GBA), which also serves the World Peace. In short, he is a global social reformer. Google