Anil Agarwal and Sunita Narain
Carbon dioxide; China; India; developing countries; greenhouse gases (GHGs); climate change; human rights; ‘luxury emissions’; ‘subsistence emissions’; ‘survival emissions’.
The idea that developing countries like India and China must share the blame for heating up the earth and destablising its climate, as espoused in a recent study published in the United States by the WRI in collaboration with the UN, is an excellent example of environmental colonialism. The report of the WRI is based less on science and more on politically motivated and mathematical jugglery. Its main intention seems to be to blame developing countries for global warming and perpetuate the current global inequality in the use of the earth’s environment and its resources.
Anil Agarwal and Sunita Narain, Global warming in an unequal world: a case for environmental colonialism (1990, Centre of Science and the Environment, New Dehli, India)