Q.3 Coal, oil and gas are not going anywhere in the developed world; they are, in fact, making a comeback. In context of this examine the factors responsible for downgrading of climate commitment and suggest the way forward for the developing countries. (10 Marks)

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  • https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/the-west-is-backsliding-on-climate-action/article65681859.ece1
  • In the intro, mention the increasing energy prices due to geopolitical disturbances.
  • In the body mention the factors such as popular backlash against the emissions cuts, cost involved in the emission cut, rising energy prices due to various factors etc. Mention the need for collective action from developing countries to stop the backsliding, mention the cross regional statement made by developing countries on global net zero.
  • Conclude by mentioning that it is time for all developing countries, especially the small island developing states, to make sure that the developed world doesn’t backslide on its commitments on mitigation yet again.
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