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'India should follow US, China example on climate deal'

US and China are responsible for around 40 per cent of the global carbon emissions

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Publish Date: Sep 5 2016 1:34PM | Updated Date: Sep 5 2016 1:36PM

'India should follow US, China example on climate deal'

Climate Deal Paris 2015 (Picture via www.vice.com)

 

 

As India resisted pressure from the United States and China to ratify the Paris climate deal this year, Chinese official media said it is high time India showed its interest in limiting climate change effects. 

 

The US and China's ratification of the Paris climate deal have set an example for others who are emerging as industrialised economies", an oped article in the state-run Global Times today said. 

 

"It is high time that the EU and India, the third - and the fourth-largest emitters, also show that they mean business when it comes to limiting the effects of climate change," it said. 

 

India warded off pressure from China and the US at the G20 summit here when the US and China tried to set 2016 as a deadline to ratify the climate deal after they both ratified the pact and handed over the instruments to the UN. 

 

India and several other countries believe they cannot ratify the deal due to various legal impediments, said NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog's chief Aravind Panagariya. 

 

This is to mention that US and China are two countries who are responsible for around 40 per cent of the global carbon emissions.