Climate reparations needed
Climate reparations refer to a call for money to be paid by developed countries to developing countries as a means of addressing the historical contributions that the Developed countries have made towards climate change. According to the framework for climate change, it is the wealthy nations that have contributed the majority of greenhouse gas emissions since 1850, which is generally regarded as the start of the industrial age. Only 3% of historical emissions are accounted for by a nation like India, which is currently the third largest emitter. Since 1840, China, which has been the world's largest emitter for more than 15 years, has contributed about 13% of all emissions. China is receiving funds towards climate change, whereas our country has not received anything from developed countries. The Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage, was set up in 2012 and it was the first formal acknowledgement of the need to compensate developing countries struck by climate, our country is not been supported by any developed countries in this context. Therefore, our country needs climate reparation to combat pollution.
Vijay Kumar H K,
The controversy over a song in a film, Pathan, has touched the whole of India and Assam to a greater or lesser extent. Since I am not a film critic or a prominent person in society, yet as a general audience, I want to say that there has been really more buzz than needed! However, this controversy has helped Pathan in getting publicity only. The government also seems to be getting relief from confronting the public or the media on other burning issues, because my friends who always criticize the government and never take the name of any recent Hindi film, are now taking the name of Pathan!!
Recently on a local vernacular TV channel, there was a lively and interesting live discussion between ULFA chief Paresh Baruah and a host of our think tanks. In this discussion, many issues were raised both by Baruah and our think tanks about ULFA and government negotiation which might bring to an end the 38-year conflict which has caused deaths to many indigenous youths, including schoolchildren. The Chief Minister has, of late, once again appealed to the ULFA chief in a positive manner citing his limitation as per the constitution about Sovereignty. We feel it is a good sign of peace and tranquillity for the state. As a result of this negotiation, the chief of ULFA has very positively responded by asking for a Referendum on the issue. While doing so, the ULFA chief said that no Bengali, Bihari, Gujrati, or Marowari will be allowed to take part in this referendum. Surprisingly, none from the think tank mentioned anything about the presence of lakhs of people of doubtful origin who have become a deciding factor in the state's politics and also being a threat to the very existence of the sons of the soils about their eligibility to take part in the referendum
It needs some clarity.
Dr Ashim Chowdhury,
India's G20 presidency benefit
As G20, India hosting the presidency of the group this year I would like to take a moment to highlight the benefits that this brings to not only India but the entire world.
One of the main benefits of India's presidency is that it brings a fresh perspective and diverse set of experiences to the table. India, as one of the fastest-growing major economies in the world, has a unique understanding of the challenges and opportunities that come with economic growth. This will be invaluable in shaping the G20's discussions and decisions on issues such as trade, investment and job creation.
Additionally, India's presidency will also help to bring attention to the issue of sustainable and inclusive growth. The G20 has made progress in recent years in addressing inequality and poverty, but there is still much work to be done. India's emphasis on sustainable development, particularly in areas such as clean energy and digitalization, will be a valuable addition to the G20's agenda.
In conclusion, I believe that India's presidency of the G20 will bring a new and valuable perspective to the group, and will help to address some of the most pressing economic challenges facing the world today.
The Prachujya Show,