Chithra Karunakaran, Feb 15, 2008
Nilekani's Blog from Davos about equitable carbon capping is excellent.
But I am going to challenge Nilekani's dependent mindset. Why is Nilekani being a crybaby and holding out for a global consensus on this issue?
Are you saying Nilekani, that
Why doesn't India LEAD (with action, not merely empty words from Infosys and TERI and others) in capping its own carbon?
Carbon capping is in the interest of its own long-suffering masses who have to put up with
Let India LEAD, let
But the core question is: What kind of development can
I suggest Indian leaders like Nilekani, Tata and Pachauri stop being part of the problem and instead use their positions of power, status and privilege in
Put your carbon capping solutions where your mouth and your profits are.
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Recently Nandan Nilekani of Infosys, blogging from Davos WEF 2008 posted this:
How about a non-carbon global economy? Posted by: Nandan M. Nilekani on January 25, 2008
Yesterday in Davos, we saw a great deal of discussion around climate change and energy. Yes, there is a tremendous amount of innovation happening in various kinds of solutions related to efficiency, new sources of energy, etc. But my belief is that if we want to bring about real change, we need a global agreement on capping carbon, one that is equitable to both developing and developed countries. If we don’t succeed here, we won’t really be able to implement an effective system globally and it won’t drive incentives towards creating a non-carbon global economy. Developing countries must have their right to develop. People in
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