Climate Change: ‘A Problem of Lifestyles’

Bangkok, Thailand [Inter Press Service News Agency] An eleventh hour intervention by the Indian delegation at a major U.N. climate change conference here pushed to centre stage the need for a dramatic shift in lifestyles rather than dependence on green-friendly technology for solutions to global warming. The call by the Indians to include lifestyle changes and behaviour patterns to mitigate climate change was ”welcomed across the board,” said an observer at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a meeting that drew scientists, environmentalists and government officials from over 120 countries.

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