We should not expect much from Copenhagen summit: Ramesh

  • Date: 19/11/09

New Delhi – Asking Indians not to expect much from the climate change conference in Copenhagen, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Thursday said the government would follow a “twin track” approach of not binding itself to any global agreement but at the same time putting in place “ruthless” measures to cut emissions on the domestic front. “You should not have too much expectations from the Copenhagen summit. It looks like the negotiations would continue,” he said here releasing a United Nations report on population. “It seems there is a long haul before we arrive at an international commitment,” Ramesh added.

According to the minister, though climate change is a fundamental issue for India, the country has to look at it from a development perspective.

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