Ahead of the start of High-Level negotiations at COP 21 Paris summit, Environment Prakash Javadekar today said India will ensure that principle of ‘Common But Differentiated Responsibilities’ is respected and that rich countries pay back their debt for overdraft on carbon space.
“For India it is a question of present and future lives of our 1.27 billion people with aspirations to develop. We will not let this meeting fail to reach its objectives. India is here to ensure that seminal principle of CBDR is respected, and India is here to ensure that rich countries pay back their debt for overdraft that they have drawn on the carbon space,” the minister said in an official statement.
“UNFCCC is a global climate constitution. It is fundamental. Any attempt to rewrite or to overwrite will not be acceptable to anybody. Our collective decision should be based on Science, CBDR and Collective Conscience,” Javadekar said.
He said that India is ready and committed to work with French Presidency which has done a monumental job over the last one year to build political momentum.
“India is also determined not to make Paris Summit like past summits where we all returned home with false optimism and fictitious hopes,” he said.