外文标题：After US-China deal, India may have to reset climate goals
NEW DELHI: The US-China joint pledge to take actions to limit their carbon emissions may put pressure on India to commit something substantial by March next year when all countries are expected to come out with their 'intended' goals of cutting emissions.
The development is also seen as something that may trigger a clamour within India to de-link itself from China ahead of the make-or-break global climate negotiations in Paris next year.
Climate experts and environmentalists, on the other hand, believe that whatever the top two emitters have pledged is well short of what is needed from them to limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius by the end of the century.
Shyam Saran, former special envoy of the PM on climate change, said, "This agreement was expected. With a declared peak year of 2030, China can continue ?increasing ?its carbon emissions until then, which could be a questionable achievement for climate change.
Jag Mohan (Delhi)
Nothing wrong in reducing the carbon emissions
Jivaji Thakore (Ahmedabad)
Per capita emission can not be same for all the countries as the developed countries have already made huge damage to the environment and ozone layer. It must be linked to living standard, poverty index, human resources development education and geographical aspects too
girishck2005 k (bangalpore)
We don't have to panic. We can always set goals for the US and Chna to check their pollution levels :)
Logan Wolf ()
World is heading towards its destruction.
Gs Rajput (Agra)
usa/china have done their big share of pollution now wants others to drop down ...duh! but our enviroment is taking a big hit in the race for development and consumerism......
Gs Rajput (Agra)
India will have to decide whether it wants to follow the US-China deal or carve out a different path for itself.........
Veronica Dixit (Belgium)
India should not be compared with US and China on this.
SC Sharma (San Diego, California)
they have not commited to as much as was needed.India is expected to be pressurised to commit to more than the proportion it should.