We all know how the climatic condition of the entire world is depleting day by day. And to control the conditions from being worse, the powerful countries had to come to terms with a pact that would help in boosting the climate towards a positive approach. So, the Paris climate agreement was formed with the countries that had a depleting environmental condition. But out of all the nations, India has lived up to the expectation of fulfilling the goal of tackling the weather conditions.
The 2-degree Celsius goal is a good achievement
India is the only G20 nation to have attained the 2-degree Celsius mark within the stipulated time. The other 19 nations who also agreed to the pact are far away from attaining this mark in the running year. Though china declared that it would attain a “carbon neutral” environment by the year 2060, it is not on the verge of being 2 degrees Celsius compatible any time soon. India has proved to be consistent in keeping up with the global stats of a warming climate, but still not on the mark of 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Other nations must also pledge to be more climate-friendly
The 2020 climate transparency report suggests that globally the G20 countries have suffered a loss of $2.6 trillion and almost 2.20 lakh lives due to the depleting weather conditions. This is a very grueling fact and the situation must be controlled in terms of achieving a better climatic condition. The US had unlinked itself from the Paris agreement after then-president trump disagreed to it. They have suffered a major economic loss in the 20 year period. Thus, the other nations must also be aware of the fact and be active in improving their climatic conditions.
But this might not sustain for long
Though India has shown a positive growth, it is feared that this climate condition might not last for more. As the covid 19 recovery protocols are being carried out by world’s largest economies, it is likely that a major part of this would include fossil fuel industries which shall affect the climatic conditions significantly. However, if India develops green hydrogen use and renewable resources of energy then it can be said that the climatic conditions can be managed.
The Policy Times suggestion
- India has indeed suffered a climatic change in the last decade. The pollution in the air and water has created ruckus in the lives of both humans and animals. But thankfully the Paris pact and other related climate control measures came into effect which has helped us control the climatic conditions in a better manner.
- India has proved to be bettered in terms of climate control by attaining the goal of the Paris pact. But we have more to achieve in the coming years. We need to be more concerned about controlling our climate even without such agreements. The common people must take part in such protocols to maintain the climate rather than just the government making pacts and agreements for the same.