India’s environment minister Jairam Ramesh has informed that India would not sign up to officially binding greenhouse obligations for no less than 10 years. Ramesh told absolute reduce in greenhouse gas emissions would not even be considered till 2020.
This comment was made ahead of the decisive negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark in December. The strengthening of New Delhi’s position coincides with China’s discontent at what it regards as Western pressure. Earlier India and China complained the so-called developed world as they failed to meet its own targets. Both countries blame them responsible for the historic global emissions.