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US seeks to bring China, India on board on Climate Change

world Updated: Sep 17, 2009 09:55 IST

The White House on Thursday emphasised on the need to have countries like India and China on board on climate change, which it said is crucial for success of the Copenhagen meet in December on the issue.

"We have got to make progress and the international community's got to make progress getting China and India and developing nations, and evolving world economies like Brazil, on board," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters at his daily press briefing.

"This is not just a one-country solution. There has to be an international effort to address this," Gibbs addressed on the eve of the Major Economies Forum meet on Climate Change in Washington.

The Indian delegation is led by Special Envoy to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Shyam Saran. The first meeting since the leaders of the Major Economies met in L’Aquila, Italy on July 9, the two-day meeting would be chaired by Michael Froman, the Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs.

Special US Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern would lead the American delegation for the meeting to be held at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department on September 17 and 18.