India Must Be Active In Lima Climate Change Talks: Experts

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New Delhi: India must get actively get involved in the climate change talks to be held in Peru next month, expressing how much it wants as its share in the "carbon budget", or the country's annual flow of emissions, and and setting up time limit to reduce its carbon footprint, experts said Thursday.

The experts also maintained a global political will laced with an ethical approach can limit the effects of climate change.

Adaptation and mitigation are some preventive options to check climate change that must be adhered to by developing as well as developed countries alike in order to be successful in containing the problem, said Navroz K Dubash, a senior fellow of the Centre for Policy Research, at an event organized by Indian Women's Press Corps.

The recently-released Fifth Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a scientific intergovernmental body under the auspices of the United Nations, highlights the rising impact on all continents due to human influence on climate system.

If left unchecked, climate change will increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems, it warns.

According to the report in order to reach the target of limiting the global temperature rise to two degrees Celsius, global partners in climate change should restrict their carbon budget to a certain level.

The global discourse still remains silent on fixing the level of carbon budget for each country.

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