(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India
Govt Stand at Cancun
statement issued from New Delhi on
December 11, the
secretariat of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) has pointed out
the UPA government has departed
from its commitment to the parliament at the Cancun
summit. This is evident from the sudden shift in the stand of union
minister for state Jairam Ramesh, proposing legally binding emission
all countries including the developing ones like India.
This is condemnable, the
The statement further
that Ramesh has also moved away from the commitment to take the Kyoto
forward to the second phase. It was necessary for India
to firmly exert the Kyoto
protocol parties to anchor their commitments within the United Nations
Framework Convention on Climate Change. While the US
government had refused to follow the commitment, Indiaís
stand has now been diluted in line with the US
This shows that the UPA
more sensitive to the US
policy requirements than to its assurance to the people of this
will result in absolute emission cuts, and the stiff dictates of
legal bindings would significantly weaken of the level of the
countries emission reduction target.
The CITU has demanded that
the UPA government
must give up the dangerous line of surrendering to US machinations in
matter and strictly adhere to the need of our country and our people.
maintains that such perspective demands strong opposition to the
legality by the major polluting countries.