Environment and Forests minister Jairam Ramesh has denied suggesting a radical shift in India’s position on climate change, but he does advocate taking a more nuanced position.
“There is no question of India agreeing to emission cuts targets or junking the Kyoto Protocol,” Ramesh, told HT, after a meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. “We want emission cut targets only for the developed world, not for developing nations.”
However, Ramesh has suggested that India be willing to talk about commitments to reduce greenhouse gases, provided developed countries give the funds and technology required to achieve this.
It also suggests a law on climate change management, which has emission mitigation targets for efficiency in energy sector and non-fossil based energy supply by 2020/2030.