Why does India argue that the demand for reduction of greenhouse gasses by developed countries is hypocritical?

What will be an ideal response?


India points out that the world’s rich economies used the environment in destructive ways in order to reach their current levels of high income. Asking middle-income countries such as India and China to make sacrifices in energy consumption and GDP growth for the sake of future generations is, in their view, somewhat hypocritical. Better, India argues, for the world’s rich countries to make sacrifices, particularly since they generated the majority of greenhouse gases.