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19th August - The Wire Editorial - Part-1(in Hindi)
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Subhodeep Das
VIT University graduate with Mechanical , Appeared in UPSC Mains with Geography Optional . 4+ yr. Teaching Experience

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  4. In India, the Discourse of Environmental Governance Is Always Rooted in the Future Tense The Wire A present oblivious to injustice cannot create a future that is sustainable. UBHODEEP

  5. Sterlite Copper in Thoothukudi - how the state and us citizens, by and large, think about environmental governance and its rationale. we do not press it to be attentive to today. When someone's air, water or land is degraded or taken away, their right to life and livelihood is violated An injustice is committed. Yet, the discourse of environmental governance and economic development remains rooted in the future tense. not new or limited to Thoothukudi or even India. It isa modernity and the dominant development discourse. UBHODEEP

  6. The Rio+20 summit, for example, was headlined as "The Future We Want." The Human Development Report (2011) said, "we care about environmental sustainability because of the fundamental injustice of one generation living at the expense of others." Inter-generational thinking and future orientation dominate the discourse of sustainability and inform environmental governance arrangements, policies and tools. Case Study: While Mandur may have won a victory of sorts, there are numerous 'Mandurs' around Bengaluru and other cities and towns all over India S. UBHODEEP

  7. Obscuring injustice globally December 2015, the Paris Climate Change Agreement was concluded. "Intended, nationally determined commitments" despite being a pragmatic move to keep the negotiations process alive, has delivered inadequate mitigation targets. Even if all countries were to meet their intended commitments, the Paris Agreement is projected to fall short A reasonable basis for fairness in international efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is that each country is entitled to a part of the atmosphere's finite carbon absorption space (a global commons), in proportion to the population of that country, ona certain agreed upon date UBHODEEP

  8. If this criteria were applied, the US and the EU exceeded their fair share of entitlement to the atmosphere's ability to absorb GHGs long ago But crucially, it is also a result of the willingness by a critical mass of big latecomers to industrialisation (e.g. China and India) to turn their attention to the future under the illusion that they too will arrive at the wealth and privilege cornered by these economies by exploiting cheap and abundant energy. If the leading GHG polluters of the world were effectively sanctioned over 20 years ago by the UN for failing to live within their legitimate atmospheric spaces, climate change would be less of a pressing concern than it is today. UBHODEEP

  9. However, the UN was (and remains) too weak to assert and the leading polluters too powerful to listen or learn UBHODEEP

  10. Need: Knowledge and cultural capacity to reduce,_reuse, segregate, recycle and compost its municipal solid waste, at source. Instead of difficult to comprehend "futures we want", environmental governance should proceed by modifying the above quote from HDR (2011) to 'we care about environmental sustainability because of the fundamental injustice of a few people living at the expense of many others, right here, right now.' Concern for the future need not be discarded, but immediate concern for fairness in the present is imperative. UBHODEEP