The recent UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at Warsaw ought to have found new agreed standards for carbon emissions but ended with nearly no results. In India there is resistance of power generators to implement policies which allow maximum use of Fly Ash in concrete applications by holding out to achieve maximum prices for their waste rather than looking at maximum usage ...at any price... first, At Nashik Thermal Power Station around 2000 MT of Fly Ash a day is disposed into a fly ash lagoon although there is a demand for this material in concrete applications if the price is competitive to other partial cement replacements like furnace slag, a waste from the steel industry. 2000 MT of Fly Ash replacing 2000 MT of Ordinary Portland Cement saves 2000 MT/day of carbon emissions.
Friends of the Earth described Warsaw as "the dirtiest climate conference on record". Not only did the Polish government host a "coal and climate" summit to coincide with the 19th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, but the UNFCCC’s secretariat shamelessly accepted corporate sponsorship from the coal industry.
A phalanx of 800 climate change activists walked out of Warsaw’s National Stadium in protest at the influence of the fossil fuel lobby and the lack of progress being made in the tortuous negotiations – the first such walk-out since UNFCCC annual conferences began in Berlin in 1995.
Some groups, including Christian Aid and the Union of Concerned Scientists, stuck around to exert what influence they had on delegates as the conference reached its climax. US secretary of state John Kerry was being bombarded with 5,000 emails per hour from people concerned about global warming, according to Iain Keith of campaign group Avaaz.
If there was a star in Warsaw, it was Philippines envoy Yeb Sano. After making an emotional plea for urgent action at the opening session in the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan, he went on hunger strike, vowing to continue until there was "meaningful progress" at the talks.