WASHINGTON: In an interview to the US news agency CBS, president Barack Obama said that it is in US interest to provide India with cleaner technologies that will allow them to achieve its developmental goals in an environmental friendly way.
Obama’s remarks comes at a time when the global nations are struggling in Paris, to come to an agreement over protecting the environment from global warming. The agreement is important for developing countries like India, as it imposes restrictions over carbon emissions from each country.
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanded the World nations to come over a ‘Climate Justice’, arguing that India has been a victim of global warming despite of the fact that it does not pollute the atmosphere as much as when compared to the developed nations.
Aiming for a green planet, the Indian Government has requested the developed World to provide the developing nations with useful environment friendly technologies, so that there would be a cleaner and environment friendly development across the World. So far, no country has come forward to help India achieve its development goals in an environmental friendly way.
However, the US President has on Saturday hinted over helping India to achieve its goals by providing necessary green technologies.
“I understand the need of the hour. Every developing nation wants cars, refrigerators and air conditioning just like we have. No one says that they are okay and will stay poor forever. It is in our interest to help these countries develop, but in an environmental friendly way”, Obama said.
“It’s in our interest to say them here are the technologies that will help them to develop in a more cleaner and smarter way. This is not done in charity. It is done keeping in mind all our common interest “the atmosphere”. We cannot build a wall or a border to the atmosphere and stop global warming. This is one particular thing where each country’s acts affects the global nations in one or the other way. Therefore, it is time for us to to work collectively to safeguard our common home”, he added.
The President also recalled that the US has already been an active partner of India, in developing its energy strategies and added that the US will always work with India for the betterment of the environment, the Economic Times reported.