Written by Amitabh Sinha
| Bonn |
Published:November 15, 2017 8:40 pm

A globe with the national flags hangs in one of the pavilions at the UN Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany, on Tuesday. (Source: AP)

India and developing countries scored an important victory at the climate change conference here, with some of their key demands on ‘pre-2020 actions’ getting agreed upon and included in the draft decisions that will be adopted at the end of the two-week meeting.

Right from the first day of the conference, India, and ‘like-minded developing countries’, a negotiating group of more than 20 countries, had demanded that ‘pre-2020 actions’ – a reference to obligations mainly of the developed countries under the 1997 Kyoto Protocol that still has three years to run – be included in the official agenda of discussions. They had also been asking for a deadline for the ratification of 2012 Doha…

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