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New draft incorporates key demand of India

world Updated: Dec 16, 2009 00:57 IST
Copenhagen Climate summit

As the talks for a global climate change deal was poised to go down the wire, India on Tuesday had something to cheer as the second draft for an agreement incorporates a key demand of New Delhi relating to emissions from deforestation and funding for mitigation projects.

A member of the Indian delegation noted that Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) has been included in the section that deals with mitigation actions by developing countries as well as for funding for REDD plus.

Besides, several activities in REDD plus that India was keen on -- reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, conservation of forest carbon stocks, sustainable management of forests, enhancement of forest carbon stocks -- have been included in the draft.

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