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Pollution in India

Various Photographers


India has one of the largest developing economies and climate change represents an additional stress on a country that is already facing tremendous pressures due to rapid development. India is home to a third of the worlds poor, and climate change will hit this section of society the hardest. Set to be the most populous nation in the world by 2045, the economic, social and ecological price of climate change will be massive as already decreased snow cover, affecting snow-fed and glacial systems such as the Ganges and Bramhaputra. Seventy percent of the summer flow of the Ganges comes from meltwater.


Delegates from 192 countries gathered in the Danish capital Copenhagen for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP15, which lasts from 07 December until 18 December 2009, to reach an agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions dimmed.