Durban: In the wake of a week-long intense squabbling between India and the European Union (EU) at climate talks here, a top EU negotiator has clarified that developed nations do not want India to harm its economy but the country still needs to agree to a legally binding treaty.
"We would never dream of asking India to harm its economy," EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said.
"We fully recognise India's right to grow and we are fully aware that India has lot of development needs and needs to access energy," Hedegaard said.
"But the challenge is that we just think that a treaty in the world of the 21st century must have the same legal value for everyone," she added. "We would never ask India to take the same kind of responsibilities as the developed world."...more
07:52 AM, Dec 11, 2011
Durban: Brazil and South Africa on Friday indicated joining a new climate pact proposed by the EU for a legally binding treaty for all parties to be signed by 2015, even as India, China and the US are still to come on board, Europe said on Friday. European Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said the two countries rallied to the proposal supported by the EU, vulnerable small-island states and least-developed countries....
11:59 PM, Dec 09, 2011