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Indian among environment campaigners who climbed UK Par roof

At least 55 environmental campaigners, including an Indian, climbed on to the roof of the British Parliament, demanding action from the UK and other developed countries to save climate.

world Updated: Oct 12, 2009 10:57 IST

At least 55 environmental campaigners, including an Indian, climbed on to the roof of the British Parliament, demanding action from the UK and other developed countries to save climate.

Brikesh Singh, a representative from Greenpeace India, and other campaigners occupied the roof of the building in the shadow of the clock tower on Sunday.

Singh said that 20 campaigners, including himself, went up to the roof top to demand that developed countries show leadership to tackle climate change.

"I came here to join this protest because the actions of the UK government have huge significance for the people of India," he told PTI.

"Unless the developed nations shoulder their responsibilities and make the necessary commitments to cut emissions, the developing world will never join the process. Our government wants a deal at Copenhagen (climate meet in December), but climate change was caused by the industrialised nations, and they need to show leadership in solving it."

Singh, 30, said climate change is a global issue and needs global action to be resolved.

He said the UK Government could set an example to the world and take steps they knew are necessary and that could go a long way to breaking the deadlock in the international negotiations. "I urge all UK politicians to sign up to Greenpeace's manifesto, for the sake of the people of Britain, India and the world."