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The chief minister, But after two years of being in power the government has done precious little to push through reforms ?emissions intensity?CO2 emissions per unit of GDPthat wasnt a big stretchgiven Indias current annual efficiency improvements FurthermoreMinister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh has made it abundantly clear in Parliament that such targets would be voluntary and not part of a binding international agreement With more than 60 world leaders in attendancewe can be assured that Copenhagen will not end in public failure But the better question is whether the announced success in Copenhagen will have any practical meaning other than determining that diplomats can spin a success out of any actual events Some Indian commentators have seemed to hope for a success of that sort fretting about India being outmanoeuvred on the public stage by China and other developing countries that may be able to strike a more cooperative posture While from a tactical standpointsuch concerns are understandable (there is little reason for India to not commit to doing things it would like to do anywaysuch as developing more efficient power plants or cars)from the perspective of actually taking leadership in addressing the climate problemthey mean little In some waysIndia is emulating the example of the US from the previous Kyoto climate round: while the US certainly should have been more proactive and engagedat least the Americans had the integrity not to ratify an agreement that they couldnt keep Many other nations could not claim that; they either missed their targets entirelyor resorted to bogus accounting tricks to meet their goals That India is showing its seriousness by not making climate commitments it wont live by should actually be seen as a mature and responsible decisionnot an intransigent one Does anyone think that China wont walk away from its promise if they have trouble meeting their emissions reduction goals As an alternative to the hot air that is likely to come out of Copenhagenit is instructive to look at the potentially useful energy and climate agreements the US and India did sign during the PMs recent visit The fact that clean energy was the second item listed behind security issues in the joint communiqué announced by Singh and Obama is clear evidence that both India and the US place a high importance on this aspect of their relationship India and the US announced numerous programmesfrom the joint deployment of solar electricity in Indian cities to the strengthening of Indias environmental regulatory and monitoring capacity which is sure to be a critical step if India is to make serious and verifiable long-term commitments to emissions reductions Perhaps most importantat least symbolicallywas the announcement of joint scientific R&D work for renewable energy technologies The Indo-US Clean Energy Research and Deployment Initiativewhich promises joint development of new energy technologies and the development of a joint research centre with a public-private funding modelis one such initiative Ultimatelydespite the bluster of diplomats in DelhiWashington or Copenhagenthe solutions to the climate change problem must come through a technological revolution in the worlds energy infrastructure And it is here that Indiawith its burgeoning corps of bright young engineerscould make the biggest impact on climate change mitigation Circumstances may not permit India to lead the deal-making in Denmarkbut if the Indian government gets serious about turning more of Indias brightest young minds towards solving the clean energy problemthen Indias contribution to solving the climate change conundrum may be significant indeed The writer is a research fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute of International Studies at Stanford Universitywhere his work focuses on India [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: November 21 2016 12:11 am Police said the father of the boy has received treatment for his psychiatric ailment in the past Top News A seven-year-old boy was found dead on Saturday afternoon in his house in Lonavala Police have registered a case of murder after the autopsy revealed that the boy was strangled to death Lonavala town police under Pune rural jurisdiction have identified the deceased as Pranay Narayan Kadam a resident of Indiranagar in Tungarli area in Lonavala Inspector Chandrakant Jadhav of Lonavala town police station said “The boy was a student of a local school in Lonavala His mother Shobha works as a conservancy staff at a hotel in Lonavala while his father Narayan is unemployed On Saturday afternoon when the mother came back home from work she found that Pranay was alone at home and was in his bed She tried to wake Pranay up thinking he was asleep But after he did not respond to her repeated calls she tried again” Shobha then called the neighbours who found him unresponsive Pranay was rushed to a nearby hospital but was declared dead on arrival Inspector Jadhav added “Because of the suspicious nature of the death his body was sent for autopsy which revealed that he was strangled to death We then registered a case of murder against unidentified persons” Police said the father of the boy has received treatment for his psychiatric ailment in the past Jadhav said “We are working on some clues available to us We will soon solve the case” Sub inspector AJ Shaikh is the investigating officer in the case For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBeijing: President Donald Trump’s hopes for China’s help with restraining North Korea appear to have gone nowhere with the sides growing further apart as their approaches and concerns diverge China shows no sign of caving to US pressure to tighten the screws on Pyongyang while the North’s recent missile tests have done little to rattle Beijing in contrast to the anxiety sparked in Washington China’s bottom line continues to hold fast: No to any measures that might topple Kim Jong Un’s hard-line communist regime "There’s been a lot of wishful thinking on the US side that China was coming around in its approach" said John Delury a professor at Yonsei University in Seoul Trump seemed to think he’d found a partner on North Korea in Chinese President Xi Jinping following their April summit in Florida Yet North Korea continued to test missiles and China continued to keep open and even expand economic channels with Pyongyang By this week the bloom was well and truly off the rose "Perhaps China will put a heavy move on North Korea and end this nonsense once and for all" Trump tweeted on Tuesday as if still holding out for a Hail Mary from Beijing The next day he seemed requited to the facts: "Trade between China and North Korea grew almost 40% in the first quarter So much for China working with us — but we had to give it a try" North Korea has just launched another missile Does this guy have anything better to do with his life Hard to believe that South Korea.. — Donald J Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 4 2017 .. 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