Target: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Goal: Commend contribution towards environmental conservation
In October 2012, officials gathered at the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity in Hyderabad, India. It was here that the Prime Minister of India announced that India would earmark funds towards conservation of the world’s ecosystems. Such an initiative to begin efforts on preserving the environment is a real shift in the country’s priorities due to their unwillingness to adhere to the mandatory caps set on greenhouse gas emissions a few years earlier. Applaud Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for making India the first nation to allocate funds towards protecting the world’s ecosystems.
With a total of 1.2 billion people, India is the second most populous country in the world. Such a large population has created a dichotomy which exists between the high rates of economic growth and the high rates of poverty in different regions. Globally, India is ranked fifth in overall emissions of carbon dioxide, reaching record highs in 2011, and scientists do not anticipate any sort of significant decline at its current release rate.
During the 2009 international climate change meetings in Copenhagen, Indian officials refused to sign any agreement that would stifle the country’s growth. However, India is becoming geographically vulnerable due to global warming which increases the intensity of the monsoons and rising sea levels. These acknowledgements are among the reasons that Indian leaders are changing their opinion, taking a more proactive stance to reduce overall emissions.
In an effort to begin global conservation interventions, India is contributing $50 million towards attaining the goals set in Nagoya, Japan two years ago. These goals, referred to as Aichi Targets, are designed to address the underlying causes of biodiversity loss, promote sustainability, and improve the status of all ecosystems and the species that inhabit each. Commend Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for initiating a global conservation effort by contributing funds towards the preservation of ecosystems.
Dear Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,
With growing concern over the destruction of our planet due to increased global emissions, scientists are projecting that carbon dioxide levels are only going to increase. Since India is the world’s second most populated country with 1.2 billion people, it has become a challenge to balance a growing economy with preserving habitats and wildlife.
By contributing $50 million towards preserving biodiversity, you are taking initiative and are showing strong leadership for such an important cause. Since the U.N. Conference in October 2012, many other developing countries are acknowledging your gesture and are considering more cooperative efforts to mirror your pledge. Therefore, I commend your contribution towards preserving biodiversity and encourage all future efforts to significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.
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