India has been ranked No.1 by a United Nations body for successfully adopting green technologies. This is a pointer to the fact how responsible and sensitive India is to environmental needs.
The Point Carbon, a research body associated with the UN, after analysing clean development mechanism projects of all developing countries found India’s performance best in four of the five indicators- hydro-power, bio-mass generation, thermal power, wind energy and landfill site management.
Except for landfill site management, India’s performance has been rated as “very high”. India’s competitor in clean technologies China has been ranked second with a rating “high” followed by Brazil and Korea. India’s clean development projects are worth Rs 1,20,000 crore, highest in the world.
One more good news: the time being taken for registration of the projects with United National Convention on Climate Change, the global body for certifying clean projects, is lowest for India at 15 months, followed by 17 months for China and Brazil.
The Point Carbon report comes just three days before the Bonn conference, where debates on climate change is to begin on August 10.
It’s expected that the rich countries may ask the developing world to agree on emission cuts during the conference. India and China have opposed any move to force developing countries to adopt emission cuts.
India now looks forward to further strengthen its ties with China on clean technologies. Environment and Forest Minister Jairam Ramesh will be visiting China in the later part of August for a bilateral agreement on sharing of clean technologies.
“Both countries can benefit from experiences in adopting clean technologies,” Ramesh said.