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Government of India
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
20-December-2011 15:46 IST
Pledge on Emission Cut
The results of a recent study on comparison of developed and developing country pledges under the Cancun Agreements conducted by Stockholm Environment Institute indicate that developing country pledges amount to more mitigation on an absolute basis, than developed country pledges.

During the climate change talks held under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, India has consistently called upon the developed country parties to raise their ambition to a level that is consistent with science. India has insisted that equity and Common but Differentiated Responsibilities (CBDR) should remain the basis of new arrangements that aim to enhance actions of all parties under the Convention. These arrangements will be finalized in 2015 with a view to implement the arrangements from 2020.

The Minister of State for Environment and Forests (independent charge) Shrimati Jayanthi Natarajan gave this information in a written reply to a question by Shri Mohammed Adeeb in Rajya Sabha today.