India Re-iterates Rejection of U.N. Climate TreatyPosted by Al @ 4:26 pm
India re-iterated it’s intention of not signing any binding agreement to cut greenhouse gasses as proposed in the U.N. climate treaty. India and China, two of the largest emitters of greenhouse gas said the effort would stifle their economic prosperity. They would only agree that they will be more receptive to the U.N. goals if the majority cost of the scheme be shouldered by rich countries, like the U.S. As reported:
In an interview on the CNN-IBN news channel, Environment Ministersaid the draft proposal “clearly is unacceptable to us”.
India has said any cap on emissions growth would hamper its , which relies on heavily polluting fuels like coal.
India has yet to announce any figures for limiting its carbon output ahead of, but insists it will never accept legally binding emissions targets.
Ramesh said China, South Africa and Brazil “as far as negotiations are concerned”.envoy Xie Zhenhua would soon hand over a more acceptable negotiating draft to , adding that India stood firm with
Climate envoys from the four developing countries met in Beijing over the weekend, reiterating their position that must shoulder most cuts.
said last week that India would “sign on to an ambitious global target for emissions reductions” if rich countries paid more to fund mitigation efforts in the poorer world.
Hopefully, they will continue to reject ad infinitum.