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India isn't under obligation to take emission cut target: Govt

delhi Updated: Jul 20, 2009 19:53 IST
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India isn't under obligation to take emission cut target: Govt

India is not under any obligation to take any emission reduction target and has asked developed nations to go for deep and ambitious carbon cut for the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol commencing 2013, Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday.

"There is no obligation for India under the provisions of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCCC) and its Kyoto Protocol to take any emission reduction target," Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said in a written reply.

On the other hand, he added, "India has urged developed nations to take deep and ambitious emission reduction targets for the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol starting from 2013."

The Minister said the government was committed to implementing the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) envisaging eight national missions in specific areas and several other initiatives that will have co-benefits in terms of global warming.

"The documents in respect of the national missions are at various stages of finalisation and will be implemented after approval of the Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change," he further added.