Avoiding a cop out in Paris3 min read . Updated: 07 Dec 2015, 01:18 AM IST
Three of the most exciting initiatives have emerged on the sidelines of the official deliberations, and Indians have played a prominent role in all of them
Ever since Charles Lindbergh landed at Le Bourget Field at the end of his epochal maiden solo, non-stop transatlantic flight between New York and Paris in 1927, this venue has invoked the derring-do of pioneers willing to push the conventional envelope, both in terms of technology and policy. It is perhaps no coincidence that the 21st meeting of the Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (or simply COP21) is being held at the same locale and the gathering appears to have imbibed the same spirit of taking bold initiatives to tackle one of the biggest challenges confronting humanity.