Obama’s policy to reduce carbon emissions will benefit the world
With announcements on a new carbon emission policy, US President, Obama has signalled that he intends to take a global lead on climate change. With these new regulations Obama administration plans to tackle carbon emission from power plants.
These new regulations will require the US energy industry to drastically reduce emissions by as much as 30% in the coming two decades while individual states will have to come up with a plan on how to achieve this aim.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule stipulates reduction of emissions by 30% by 2030 as against levels seen in 2005. With these new regulations coming into effect, it could bring with it better US India cooperation where lower carbon growth strategies are concerned. While steps are being taken to ensure reduction of carbon emissions, reduction in particle pollution, nitrogen oxide and sulphur dioxide could also be reduced by more than 25% as a result.
These dictates by Obama in the US, which is the world’s largest economy, could have a rippling effect on other countries across the globe including India. These efforts will not only reduce harmful carbon pollution but in turn will enhance health of people and go a long way in building a safer and stronger future.
Today being World Environment Day, Indian PM, Mr Narendra Modi too joined the quest to reduce carbon emissions. Below is his tweet.
Lets ensure that even the smallest step we take in our daily lives will be an effort towards conserving nature & natural resources.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 5, 2014