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Tel: (+55+21) 35120067 or (+55+11) 30142042 or (+55+19) 35145600

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India to host meet against putting green fretters on developing countries
It's no more just climate change. Another front has opened in the global UN negotiations where green concerns are being propped up as impediments to growth of emerging economies such as India ? the Rio+20 talks. India will host a ministerial round on the talks from October 3-4 hoping to block the attempt.

But the Rio+20 conference is turning into another global ground to put green fretters on developing economies. A proposal floated in the run-up to the meeting has suggested 'sustainable development goals' along the lines of millennium development goals. But the goals could turn into green chains on growth in emerging economies with goals like carbon emissions and fixed renewable energy content in energy mix being forced down in the name of sustainable development.

The proposal mooted by Colombia in a recently concluded meeting in Brazil in the run-up to the big jamboree has stirred a heated debate about new channels being found to break the principle of 'common but differentiated responsibility' and imposing common standards and targets for greening the economy across developed and developing world.

The proposal which is likely to slowly see support from European countries in the coming days could also take forward the attempts of the developed countries at the UN climate change convention. At the climate convention too, the developed countries have been fighting hard to break or redefine the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities to impose mandatory carbon cuts on emerging economies.

At the Brazil meeting, India did put up a preliminary counter proposal pointing that sustainable development and poverty eradication were at the heart of the Rio summit and that they should remain the goals and other elements a via media only.
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