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Developed nations must share climate change burden: PM

Says they are responsible for most of carbon emissions in the world

As part of his opening remarks at the fourth Clean Energy Ministerial here, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said industrialised countries should take a large share of the steps to mitigate climate change, in line with their greater share in global emissions. Global strategies to address climate change must be based on “equitable sharing” of the burden of mitigation and adjustment, Singh said. “On any principle of equity, industrialised countries have to bear a large share of the burden. They are historically responsible for the bulk of the accumulated ...