In the AWG LCA meeting the Indian Negotitator proposed to cut short the tedious 200 page long text. In accordance to their stanec with emphasis on the Bali Action Plan principles they said, there is need to build upon the areas of Convergence that are in line with the Convention and BAP has to be followed. The differences arising out of the proposals can be removed as they do not conform to the Convention and also to request the parties about the reason of difference. According to the representative from India, the discussions related to the ideas of governance in conformity with the BAP and Convention, the idea of equity and fulfilling responsibility of the developed countries for the historical emissions, and the democratic process of accessing the funds are the mainstream elements of building up a financial mechanism with a robust institutional structure for delivery for addressing the climate change problem. The general mood is that the things are moving very slowly and the fact that there are exchanges of issues between the developed and the developing countries on various issues are only the first steps towards evolving a position by the different groups.
India also pointed out that the developing countries have to scale-up the magnitude of the technology delivery as well so as to arrive at meeting the demands of the population of the developing countries. For example, the countries need to move to a path of de-carbonisation through deployment of biomass, solar and other clean energy sources that will meet the energy demand, currently being met by the fossil fuel sources. India also supported the need for developing the adaptation technologies as has been pointed out by Bangladesh.
But back home they argue that they would not scale up activities in India untill and unless they have funding from Annex 1 parties. Duality?
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