Tuesday, 20 October 2009

An Indian flurry of excitement over global warming

India’s environment minister Jairam Ramesh caused a ripple of excitement in the world of global warming diplomacy this week when he suggested that his country commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions without insisting on the, and India might transfer of finance and technology from rich developed countries. Such an approach from an important member of the developing world would certainly change the nature of this year’s talks in Copenhagen but it brought a swift diplomatic response from China.

This morning the Times of India reports that there was considerable surprise at the minister’s statement within the newly elected governing Coalition.
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