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Rich nations should clear debt of carbon space overdraft: Javadekar

india Updated: Dec 07, 2015 02:30 IST
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The environment minister, Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday that India would ensure that there would be a difference between what rich developed countries paid back and what developing nations paid. (PTI Photo)

Indian environment minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said that India was committed to work with French president for the new climate agreement and added that India was in Paris to ensure that “seminal” principles of common but differentiated responsibility (CBDR) enshrined in climate convention are “respected”.

“India is here to ensure that rich countries pay back their debt for overdraft that they have drawn on the carbon space…any attempt to rewrite the convention will not be acceptable to anybody,” Javadekar said, setting the rules for talks in the last week of Paris conference.

His statement came hours before French Foreign Minister and president for the conference Laurent Fabius announced 14 ministers from different countries to find resolution of sticky issues in his bid to take the talks forward.

Continuing the approach that the countries will resolve their differences rather than he doing it, Fabius selected a government functionary each from a developing and a developed country for contentious issues such as implementation of the proposed climate deal, differentiation between developed and developing world, pre-2020 climate action targets and climate finance.

A statement issued by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) said Fabius would constitute more of such groups on Monday to facilitate discussion on important issues for the Paris deal.