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‘India has secured its interest in Paris agreement’

India has been a strong advocate of the principles of equity and Common But Differentiated Responsibilties (CBDR) in the climate change regime and the country has been able to “secure” its interest in the recently signed Paris agreement, the government said on Monday.

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the purpose of the agreement, which was adopted at the Conference of Parties (CoP21) recently in Paris, is to accerlerate the implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change. “It (agreement) has recognized the imperative of climate justice and sustainable lifesytles as manifested in patterns of consumption and production with developed countries taking the lead,” Javadekar said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.

“India has been a strong advocate of the principles of equity and CBDR in the climate change regime. India has been able to secure its interest in the agreement,” he said.
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