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Pollution to harm India’s future: Rajnath Singh

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Published : Mar 27, 2017, 2:02 am IST
Updated : Mar 27, 2017, 6:33 am IST

The Paris Agreement itself recognises the important role that natural ecosystems play in limiting the amount of carbon in the atmosphere.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh (Photo: PTI)
 Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Home minister Rajnath Singh has said that pollution and climate change, which have been affecting people of all age groups, could have a serious impact in the future.

At the valedictory session of the NGT’s World Environment Conference in New Delhi on Sunday, Mr Singh said that climate change has now been recognised as a major global challenge.

 

He said that although a developing country like India has little to do with this phenomenon, it has to face the consequences.

“We in India believe that climate change is the result of emission of greenhouse gases and the resultant global warming that came from the industrial advancement in developed nations, powered by fossil fuel,” he said.

“Pollution and climate change are adversely influencing our present and they are also going to have a serious impact on our future. Climate change poses a big threat to millions of our farmers with the changes in weather patterns and increasing intensity of natural disasters,” Mr Singh added.

 

The home minister claimed that if the current consumption and production patterns remain the same and population reaches 9.6 billion by 2050, then, three planets would be required to sustain the current ways of living and consumption.

India, he added, is deeply concerned about the rising level of the oceans as the planet was melting at both the ends.

In addition, Mr Singh said that all countries should consider adopting policies to manage natural capital in a judicious manner.    

The Paris Agreement itself recognises the important role that natural ecosystems play in limiting the amount of carbon in the atmosphere.

“We want the world to act with a sense of urgency. A comprehensive, equitable and durable action plan is required for every country to counter the menace of global warming and climate change,” he said.

 

The home minister said India is playing a significant role in fighting against these global threats. Scientists have said polar ice caps may be melting too fast.

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