India Plays Hardball on Cutting Carbon Emissions

Staff Writer

India's new environment minister, Jairam Ramesh, says India cannot agree to mandatory reductions in carbon emissions. Ramesh made the remark in the presence of visiting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a news conference on the outskirts of New Delhi on Sunday.“ No one wants to, in any way, stall or undermine economic growth that is necessary to lift millions more people out of poverty,” Clinton said, according to The New York Times. “The United States does not, and will not, do anything that would limit India’s economic progress.”

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