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Mexico seeks India's support for 'ambitious outcome' at Cancun

delhi Updated: Aug 16, 2010 21:23 IST

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Ahead of the global climate change summit in Cancun in December, Mexico today sought India's support to help towards an ambitious outcome of the meet within the framework of the Kyoto Protcol.

In a meeting with Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh, Patricia Espinosa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico and Chairperson of the COP 16 meeting at Cancun said, "an ambitous outcome at the global meet requires India's sustained political guidance and support."

Espinosa is on a three-day visit to India to discuss ongoing efforts to evolve consensus at the Cancun summit slated November 29-December 10 this year.

Sources said Ramesh strongly pitched for a balanced and equitable" outcome of global climate change negotiations and has advocated the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities of developed and developing countries for curbing carbon emissions.

The two sides discussed ways to share future innovations on curbing global warming and existing clean technologies besides steps to plug lacunae in the existing Clean Development Mechanism.

The Mexico Foreign Minister was accompanied by Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Lourdes Aranda, Special Representative for Climate Change Luis Alfonso de Alba and other officials.

Earlier, addressing the Indian industry at a function, Espinosa said "Cancun must meet challenges of resources and technology transfer and predictable sources of finance."

She said global responses to climate change will support national efforts and clear rules and greater predictability were essential for the central participants of the global economy, adding that a successful negotiation will underscore the importance of the multilateral system.

Mexico, she said, recognised the importance of the negotiations for the private sector as well as the need for a clear and predictable framework for investment.

She also emphasised on "the need to facilitate access to technology, capacity building and financing for mitigation and adaption."