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India to Reduce Emission Intensity; Refuses to Accept Legally Binding Emission Cut Target

5:14 AM MST | December 4, 2009 | Deepti Ramesh

The Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF; New Delhi) says India will voluntarily reduce its carbon emission intensity by 20%-25% from the 2005 levels, by 2020. India will, however, not accept legally binding greenhouse gas (GHG) emission cuts at the climate summit in Copenhagen later this month, says Jairam Ramesh, minister of state for environment and forests. India believes developed countries should take the lead in and continue to reduce their GHG emissions and provide financial resources, technology transfer and capacity building support to...

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