India's carbon challenge heats up

Industrial reliance on coal power is a growing obstacle to meeting Copenhagen targets.

    Sunday marks the deadline for countries to submit their plans for carbon emission cuts, under last month's Copenhagen accord on global warming.

    But reducing carbon emissions and keeping to the targets of the agreements will be difficult for many emerging nations.

    In India, many factory workers heavily depend on coal power - which can be very environmentally harmful - to make ends meet.

    Prerna Suri reports from Ferozabad, in north India, on the challenges the country faces in trying to reduce carbon emission while boosting industrial production and supporting livelihoods.  

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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