Posted on: 6 Dec, 2012
The issue of sharing the common atmospheric space has been at the core of discussions—the elephant in the room that we want to forget. It is what needs to be discussed for an effective climate regime, says Sunita Narain
Indian top negotiator, R R Rashmi said yesterday at a side event we had organized on equity in climate negotiations that they could not use the word ‘equity’ in the final Durban Platform document because of the aversion to that word of a particular country. He said that they had to instead use the phrase, ‘under the convention’ meaning that future actions would be determined by the principles of the climate convention, which were based on equitably sharing of the world’s atmospheric space.
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