India committed to UNFCCC: Manmohan Singh
Brasilia: Keeping up pressure on rich
nations to take legally binding emission cuts, India Thursday
made clear that it was committed to the UN Framework
Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which is based on the
principle of common but differentiated responsibilities.
Addressing the Brazil-Russia-India-China Summit here,
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the BRIC Approach to
the Cancun Conference, to be held in Mexico in December,
should be anchored within the UNFCCC, the Kyoto Protocol and
the Bali Roadmap.
"Technology will be a key element in our strategy to
meet the challenge of climate change. Each of us has our own
strengths in climate-friendly technologies."
"If we pool our best scientific and technological
resources, BRIC nations can set a fine example in promoting
collaborative development, deployment and dissemination of
clean energy and renewable technologies," he said in his first
speech on climate change at the international fora after the
Copenhagen Summit last year.
The Prime Minister`s comments come close on heels of
the developed countries threatening to cut vital aid to the
developing nations if they do not back the deal agreed at the
UN climate summit in Copenhagen.
It has also reflected the rich nations` reluctance to
keep their promises of providing financial, technological and
capacity-building support to developing countries to help them
counter climate change.
India along with other developing nations have argued
that developed countries should create a global mechanism
whereby existing technologies that can make a significant
change in meeting challenges be diffused as rapidly and widely
At the 194-nation summit in Copenhagen, India along
with three other countries Brazil, South Africa and China
brokered a non-binding agreement with the US which is now
"endorsed" by more than 112 countries.
They include 14 African countries that depend on
aid from the EU, UK and France.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA: Harmful chemicals found in Maggi, Nestle India still in denial mode
- CM Kejriwal shortlists 39 'unwanted' IAS officers in Delhi
- Rajasthan: Gujjars revive reservation agitation, block rail track
- DNA: Modi-led NDA govt's hits and misses in one year
- J Jayalalithaa sworn-in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
- ISIS to buy first nuclear weapon from Pak?
- Mumbai: CCTV captures assailant with gun at Film City
- Dr Subhash Chandra Show: Aspiring for more than what you have!
- BJP now central pole of Indian politics: Arun Jaitley
- Mathura SSP receives death threat letter, message for PM Modi
- Maharashtra FDA sends Maggi noodles for lab testing
- See what can Maggi do to your health!
- Watch: Fast N Facts @ 7:30pm
- Delhi: Two killed in road accident in New Ashok Nagar
- Haridwar: Hotel Radisson Blu sealed for polluting Ganga
- PM Narendra Modi graces Digvijay Singh's son wedding reception
- Goa Board SSC Exam Results 2015 announced
- Rahul Gandhi to pressurise govt to act on one-rank-one-pension issue
- ISIS close to buying nuclear weapon from Pakistan?
- Manohar Parrikar visits forward areas along LoC, reviews security situation
- There will be no delay in appointing CIC, CVC: Jitendra Singh
- Credibility of Prime Minister's Office restored by BJP, says Arun Jaitley
- ISIS justifies raping slave girls, says Michelle Obama is 'worth $40'
- Arvind Kejriwal to highlight AAP govt's 100 days work on Monday
- 'Unhappy' Celina Jaitley asks Sunny Leone to move out?
- BJP's plan for one-year celebration: 200 big rallies, 5,000 public meetings
- Video of cops dancing with woman goes viral, inquiry ordered
- Heatwave leaves 153 dead in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
- Jayalalithaa returns as Tamil Nadu CM: As it happened
- CBSE Results 2015: 10th board exam results to be declared on May 27