Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Outcomes:The Indian approach to climate change

A note on how India has tackled the ongoing climate discussions
Recognising that climate change has of late transmuted from the geo-political to the political in the global arena, India  has tackled the ongoing climate discussions with suave diplomacy that is perhaps a trend-setter of sorts. 
The message has gone across loud and clear, that India will not accept categorically any legally binding  emission standards. It will work on its own internal agenda to cap emissions. This has cleared up the fog surrounding India’s stance in climate politics,  that of nonchalance.
While the U.S. is moving ahead with its climate laws at a frenzied pace on the eve of the Copenhagen Climate Meet, India herself has moved ahead with tangible reforms set to be laid down in the proposed Congress-led UPA legislation within the fortnight. It will log NAMOs, or Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Outcomes as coined by Mr Ramesh.
This legislation proposes accountability on the part of Governments,  towards maintenance of fuel efficiency standards. It draws inspiration from the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management regulations that make it mandatory on the part of governments to adhere to pre-set fiscal norms



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