India will abide by its existing commitments under the Paris Agreement regardless of whether the US President Donald Trump pulls out from the global climate change compact or not. On Wednesday many media outlets in the US had reported an imminent pull out from the agreement by the US President.
But, the government will resist any attempt by other developed countries to push emerging economies to partly fill the gap that US’s probable exit causes in the international effort under the agreement.
A senior Indian official involved in the climate negotiations said to Business Standard, “India will stand by the agreement and meet its INDCs (intended nationally determined contributions) regardless of what other partner countries do.” Read more
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