Hamid for obtaining carbon emissions data at sub-national level

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New Delhi, Nov 1 (UNI) Reiterating the country's commitment not to let its per capita emission of Green House Gases(GHGs) go beyond that of developed countries, Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari today called for obtaining statewise data of emissions to tackle the problem in a more focussed way.

Global mechanism for tackling GHG emissions should ultimately go down to the local level, and so there was need to study the problem at the sub-national level, instead of just confining it to nation states, said Mr Ansari.

He was delivering the inaugural address at the 'Vision 2025--a Sustainable Roadmap for India' organised by the Energy Rsources Institute(TERI) here.

The Vice President said Indian emission of green houses gases, which are reponsible for global warming, was still just four per cent that of US. So while dealing with the problem, there should be a common but differentiated responsibility.

In this connection, he referred to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement at the G-8 meeting that the country's per capita emission of greenhouse gases would not go beyond that of the developed nations.

Mr Ansari pointed out that it was remarkable that India had delinked energy use from economic growth and its consumption of energy was three per cent as against eight per cent rate of growth.

He said India's development philosophy was very clear: sustainable and inclusive growth.

Referring to the Johannesburg declaration of 2002, he said the countries of the world had committed themselves to creation of a humane and caring global society with universal and equitible access to basic services, and that was also the roadmap for development in India.

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