The world has seen deterioration in air, water and solid waste management during the last few decades. It is not that technological solutions do not exist. Over the last decade they have grown phenomenally. However, politicians and the bureaucracy having vested interests, have ensured that they are not implemented both in India and globally. Here are a few examples.
Air pollution: The reluctance of the AAP government to put more CNG buses on Delhi’s roads, though they have been promising to do so for the last three years is just one example. The hesitation of the BJP government to ban the import of Pet Coke / LSHS as furnace fuel (despite the fact that even China has banned this polluting crude) shows that the reluctance to make changes to improve the environment is not confined to one political party and bureaucracy.

Water and Solid Waste management:
Similar problems are witnessed in water and solid waste management. Aerial sonography or Ground Penetration Radar to detect sub-surface water is not new. But it is used sporadically and not used as a mandatory measure in detecting water sources across India or the rest of the world. India has the satellites to map every garbage pile on real time, but it will not happen as long as the political indifference remains.
Renewable Energy: As a matter of fact renewable energy, the real technology solution to fossil fuel, has grown meteorically only after the Kyoto protocol elapsed.
Even globally, the reluctance to adopt new methods exists. For 25 years, the global Conference of Parties (COP, of the supreme decision-making body of theUnited Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) have yielded no result. Should not the annual jamboree be discontinued because it serves no purpose and will never succeed.
The COP agreements are poorly drafted, meaningless verbose reiterations of positions that are not even close to solutions that could hinder climate change. But the decision-making bureaucracy of over 130 nations will not let go of their methods and the COP jamboree continues.
It was only after the failed Copenhagen COP summit that governments worldwide realised that it would be more beneficial to back renewable energy instead of subsidising fossil fuel companies to reduce carbon.

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