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India ratifies Paris Agreement, but with caveats

Leaves window open to exit or reduce commitments, in case global scenario changes

Nitin Sethi  |  New Delhi 

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday passed the decision to ratify the Paris Agreement, but with conditions. The Cabinet decided India would ratify the global climate change pact ‘in the context’ of its development agenda, availability of means of global climate finance, an assessment of how the rest of the world is doing to combat climate change, and predictable and affordable access to cleaner source of energy. The caveat leaves the window open for India to rethink its ratification or targets, in case the commitments from the developed world on providing finance and technology ...

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First Published: Thu, September 29 2016. 00:30 IST
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