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G20 meeting: India defended climate change red lines

Developed countries wanted to pre-decide the contours of the Paris climate change agreement, which would have hurt India's interests

India defended climate change red-lines at G20 meeting

At a recently concluded talks of G20 countries, India prevented an attempt to pre-decide the contours of the Paris climate change agreement outside the formal United Nations (UN) climate convention negotiations, to start on November 30. The proposals from the developed countries at the G20 meet to include a joint communique, which the 20 heads of states were to sign, would have breached Indian interests. The diplomatic tug of war with the developed countries in the meeting at Antalya, Turkey, on November 16 delayed the final communique by the heads of states for hours. India was ...