Remedial English Test Series 58

Remedial English Test Series 58

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01 The United Nations conference on climate change now under way in Marrakech, Morocco, has the ambition
02 task of drawing up the first steps on enhance finance and technology transfer, which is vital to advance the
03 Paris Agreement that entered into force on November 4. India’s negotiate positions at the ongoing
04 Conference of the Parties 22 (CoP 22) must ensure that on both these aspect, the basic principle of equity
05 and common but differentiated responsibilities lay down by the UN Framework Convention on Climate
06 Change are upheld. Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions is centre to the effort to contain the rise of the
07 global average temperature in the current century to well below 2° Celsius since pre-industry levels. But that
08 goal is consider impossible even if sincere action is taken on all pledges made so far, necessitating a higher
09 ambition. Moreover, the Paris Agreement does not have a carbon budget system that give weightage to the
10 emerging economies taking their historic handicap into account. The imperative therefore is to demand
11 suitably high financial flows to both mitigate emissions and prepare communities to adopt to climate change.
12 Such a mandate should be seen as an opportunity, since CoP 22 will discuss way and means for countries to
13 integrate their national commitments submitted for the Paris deal into actually policies and investment plans. In
14 Indias case, new developments in sectors such as construction, transport, energy production, waste and
15 water manage, as well as agriculture, can benefit from fresh funding and technology. Adopting green
16 technologies in power generation, which has a lock-in effect last decades, and other areas like transport
17 with immediate impacts such as reduce  air pollution has a twin advantage. The local environment is cleaned
18 up, improve  the quality of life, and carbon emissions are cut. It is imperative therefore that the national
19 position raises pressure on rich countries for technological and funding assist  under the Paris
20 Agreement. In parallel, India would have to update its preparedness to meet the new regime of transparent
21 that is to be launch  under the climate pact. The preparatory decisions to write the rules and modalities for
22 such a framework, and assist develop  countries with capability building will be taken at Marrakech. There is
23 some apprehension that the U.S. could exits  the climate consensus since the President-elect, Donald Trump,
24 has vowed to cancel the Paris Agreement. Yet, business and industry today sees  a strong case to take a new
25 path, as energy costs favour renewable sources over fossil fuels. States and cities are also chart  their own
26 course to curb emissions. These are encourage  trends. (The Hindu, 11 Nov 2016).

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01 The United Nations conference on climate change now under way in Marrakech, Morocco, has the ambitious
02 task of drawing up the first steps on enhanced finance and technology transfer, which is vital to advance the
03 Paris Agreement that entered into force on November 4. India’s negotiating positions at the ongoing
04 Conference of the Parties 22 (CoP 22) must ensure that on both these aspects, the basic principle of equity
05 and common but differentiated responsibilities laid down by the UN Framework Convention on Climate
06 Change are upheld. Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions is central to the effort to contain the rise of the
07 global average temperature in the current century to well below 2° Celsius since pre-industrial levels. But that
08 goal is considered impossible even if sincere action is taken on all pledges made so far, necessitating a higher
09 ambition. Moreover, the Paris Agreement does not have a carbon budget system that gives weightage to the
10 emerging economies taking their historical handicap into account. The imperative therefore is to demand
11 suitably high financial flows to both mitigate emissions and prepare communities to adapt to climate change.
12 Such a mandate should be seen as an opportunity, since CoP 22 will discuss ways and means for countries to
13 integrate their national commitments submitted for the Paris deal into actual policies and investment plans. In
14 India’s case, new developments in sectors such as construction, transport, energy production, waste and
15 water management, as well as agriculture, can benefit from fresh funding and technology. Adopting green
16 technologies in power generation, which has a lock-in effect lasting decades, and other areas like transport
17 with immediate impacts such as reduced air pollution has a twin advantage. The local environment is cleaned
18 up, improving the quality of life, and carbon emissions are cut. It is imperative therefore that the national
19 position raises pressure on rich countries for technological and funding assistance under the Paris
20 Agreement. In parallel, India would have to update its preparedness to meet the new regime of transparency
21 that is to be launched under the climate pact. The preparatory decisions to write the rules and modalities for
22 such a framework, and assist developing countries with capability building will be taken at Marrakech. There is
23 some apprehension that the U.S. could exit the climate consensus since the President-elect, Donald Trump,
24 has vowed to cancel the Paris Agreement. Yet, business and industry today see a strong case to take a new
25 path, as energy costs favour renewable sources over fossil fuels. States and cities are also charting their own
26 course to curb emissions. These are encouraging trends. (The Hindu, 11 Nov 2016).