Over half of the total deaths attributed to air pollution happened in India and China in 2017. While China improved the air quality with stringent norms, India’s air quality worsened during the same time due to no strict framework.
The contours of Paris rulebook will decide how much financial support the poor and developing nations get from rich countries to set solar and wind energy plants and deal with the rising climate impacts.
US, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait undermined the recently released special report of Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) and rich nations hiding behind US blocked any progress on climate finance resulting into a stalemate.
This week when the negotiations intensify and reach to critical stage, India will have a lot on the stake and the negotiators will have to keep the bloc of poor and developing nations together to combat the divide and rule tactic of the developed world.
The ‘black gold’ - as coal is known in Polish society – was conspicuously present in the corridors of conference venue filled in large containers and President Andrez Duda went around meeting several leaders, wearing a jacket modelled on miners’ uniform.