India and China Flags Unite

On November 18th, China and India, the world’s fastest growing countries, both in population and GHG emissions, signed a five-year agreement of cooperate on climate change issues. In the grand schemes of things, this is very large, strategic move. The agreement strengthens the ties between these two countries before, during and after the Copenhagen negotiations. According to the agreement, India and China will focus their cooperation on increasing energy conservation, energy efficiency, renewable energy and forest management within their countries. Together, they will strongly support provisions to ensure Annex 1 countries increase funding and technology transfer to the developing world.

This agreement also affords the two countries some leverage at the upcoming negotiations. Indian Minster of Environment and Forest Jairam Ramesh says, “Both India and China are collaborating to ensure a fair and equitable outcome at Copenhagen… There is virtually no difference in Indian and Chinese negotiating positions.”  Together India and China have some serious negotiating power. A top UN scientist, Rajendra Pachuari suggest that India and China have the ability to “shame” richer countries into agreement by stepping forward and taking more responsibility than the world expects them to. Developing countries like India and China historically have called on Annex 1 countries to lead emissions reductions by taking responsibility for their historically high GHG emissions. However, developing countries are at great risk from climate change and realize the need for global cooperation to address the issue.

Read more at:

Gaurav Singh and John Duce. China, India Sign Climate Change Cooperation Accord (Update 1). Bloomberg.

Rie Jerichow. India and China sign major agreement on combating climate change. (21/10/2009)

Marianna Bom. IPCC: India and China have “moral force.” (30/10/2009)

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9 Responses to “China and India…Potential to Shake the World?”

  1. fantazi gecelik says:

    iç giyim bayanların erkeklere göre daha dikkatli oldukları bir alandır. Erkeklere göre daha özenli ve daha seçici davranırlar. Biliyorlar ki iç giyimde kullandıkları şeyler kafalarındaki ve ruhlarındaki özellikleri dışa vururlar.

  2. iç giyim says:

    iç giyim ürünlerine her zaman dikkat etmemiz gerekmektedir. Üretimde kullanılan malzemelerin kullanım oranları, kumaşın esnekliği, çekmezlik testi gibi birçok unsuru aynı anda değerlendirerek seçim yapmalıyız.

  3. yeni inci sütyen says:

    yeni inci sütyen kaliteyi ucuz olarak sizlere ulaştırmaktadır. Çok çeşitli sütyen varyantları mevcuttur. iç giyime damga vuran markalardan biridir ve genellikle Avrupa’da ismi sıklıkla duyulur.

  4. nbb sütyen says:

    nbb sütyen hem kaliteli hem de uygun fiyatlı sütyenler üretmektedir. Sütyene ek olarak sütyen takımı ve jartiyer gibi ürünleri de mevcuttur. Özellikle Avrupa ve Orta Doğu’da çokça tercih edilmektedir.

  5. tutku iç giyim says:

    tutku iç giyim Türkiye’nin önde gelen iç giyim markalarından birisi olmasının yanı sıra en çok satan markalardan birisidir. Ürünleri hem çok kalitelidir hem de pamuk kullanımı daha fazladır.

  6. ramosj says:

    I just have a few questions. Did the countries sign this agreement with each other or was a third party involved? In what ways will this treaty have an effect on the COP15? You stated that the two countries agreed on some leverage at the upcoming Copenhagen negotiation? What exactly are they pulling for, other than more funding and technology transfers, or is that all?

    I feel that this partnership could be a positive thing, because as a team they can put more pressure on Annex I countries and increase their incentives to take action in a faster and effective manner, as well as increase the funding and technology transfers needed by these and the rest of the Non-Annex I countries in order to begin making substantial changes towards a “greener” planet. This should be a big part of the negotiations, because in order for the world to meet its goal of cutting emissions by 80% by the year 2050, developed countries need to take the first step, and it needs to be a BIG one.

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