martes, julio 18, 2006

¡Aire sucio por más tiempo!

Parece que se confirma lo que muchos dicen y poco escuchan. Si los grandes países desarrollados no hacen nada (o casi nada) por disminuir sus emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero, los países en desarrollo poco (o nada) querrán hacer.

Son países grandes, con matrices energéticas bastantes "sucias" y que aún tienen mucho por crecer. El MDL del que ya hablamos no ofrece los suficientes incentivos parece. Pero es una oportunidad...

(de hoy) World Bank SAID: China, India Not Ready To Cut Emissions - UN Official

“Developing countries are unlikely to commit to curbing their rising carbon emissions because they believe rich nations are not doing enough to tackle global warming, a top United Nations official said on Monday,” reports Reuters.

“British Prime Minister Tony Blair told Britain's Guardian newspaper last week he wanted to bring five fast-growing nations into the G8 group of industrialized countries to help secure a new global deal on climate change for when the UN Kyoto Protocol on cutting greenhouse gases runs out in 2012. The countries were China, India, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa. But any such grouping would not offer a quick route to persuading developing countries to tackle their emissions, Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change told Reuters during an international climate change conference in Finland.

‘There is a lack of credibility at this point in time because a number of developing countries, especially those that are growing rapidly, feel that the developed countries really haven't done enough and this is just a means by which the burden will be shifted onto (their) shoulders,’ he said. Before taking action to reduce their own environmental impact, developing countries are likely to put more pressure on the US -- which has refused to sign up to the Kyoto Protocol -- to make a bigger effort to reduce its emissions, Pachauri said. They would also likely demand more help with technology to improve energy efficiency, and increased development assistance, he added. …

China has become the second biggest source of carbon emissions in the world after the US. But across China and India, around 800 million people still do not have access to electricity, making it politically difficult for their governments to set limits on carbon emissions, Pachauri said. (NOTA DEL ABUELO: y su crecimiento no para...)

These countries are more likely to agree to less restrictive measures such as targets for the amount of electric power that will come from renewable sources, according to the climate change expert.

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