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India must choose to be champion or villain for climate and development

Sabka saath, sabka vikas: development for everyone. That was the campaign slogan of India's new prime minister Narendra Modi during the recent elections.In about two months, Modi will join other business and political leaders in New York to pledge what they will do to battle climate change. India is a climate lynchpin, as it has historically argued that southern countries cannot take action on climate change because they need to develop first. But countries like India can – and should – develop and tackle climate change at the same time.

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China’s Energy Plans Will Worsen Climate Change, Greenpeace Says

BEIJING — China’s plans for 50 coal gasification plants will produce an estimated 1.1 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year and contribute significantly to climate change, according to a report released Wednesdayby Greenpeace East Asia.The plants, aimed in part at reducing pollution from coal-fired power plants in China’s largest cities, will shift that pollution to other regions, mostly in the northwest, and generate enormous amounts of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas produced by fossil fuels, said the organization, which is based in Beijing.

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India’s faltering energy production damage water resources demand Modi’s close attention

Narendra Modi, India’s new prime minister, swept into office in May on a message of aspiration, and a reputation for action. During the nearly 13 years that Modi served as chief minister of Gujarat, before becoming the prime minister, his successes included drastically curtailing the number of hours that manufacturers in India’s premier industrial state went without electricity.

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