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Some main features of Day four negotiations at Copenhagen

India and China for the first time asking the rich countries to reduce emissions by 40 per cent to allow the temperature rise of less than two degree Celsius level by 2050.

world Updated: Dec 11, 2009 02:04 IST
Chetan Chauhan

India and China for the first time asking the rich countries to reduce emissions by 40 per cent to allow the temperature rise of less than two degree Celsius level by 2050.

African block and small Island nations said they would bring their own proposals for adoption on the final day. Three proposals are already under discussion --- Danish, Basic and Tuvalu.

Small island nations distanced itself from Tuvalu, an island nation in Pacific, proposal that calls for a separate protocol saying it was of an individual country. Small island nations’ spokesperson said they want an agreement under Kyoto Protocol, which maintain different obligations for the rich and the developing world.

Negotiations on future of Kyoto Protocol broke down with countries failing to arrive at consensus on which amendments to the protocol should be considered.