Durban: The UN climate summit in Durban seems to have reached a deadlock. Sources told CNN-IBN that EU has blamed India for not being a deal maker as India continues to support the old treaty i.e. Kyoto Protocol that excludes developing countries like India and China from take up any binding commitments.
'If you want mangoes, you need to like a mango tree,' that's the message Africa gave to the world that if one wants to curb climate change one will have to respect the Kyoto protocol. But India got off to a rocky start on Monday morning with the EU blaming it for being a deal breaker.
However, environmentalist Sunita Narain said that India was not a deal breaker.
Through the day, the south made it clear that they stand by Kyoto. China made it clear, but the Americans have stated that there is a clear deadlock at the talks....more
11:14 PM, Dec 05, 2011
New Delhi: Even as Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh feels that "India's interests had been fully protected" at the just-concluded climate summit in Cancun, environmentalists were left unimpressed. The UN climate summit reached the Cancun Agreement early on Saturday - but there was no mention of the extent to which industrialised countries would commit to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions after 2012, when the Kyoto Protocol's commitment period ends. The agreement...
10:05 PM, Dec 12, 2010