From the Economic Times:
NEW DELHI: India has become a lot less defensive about climate change under the Modi administration and the country’s aggressive renewable energy push and claim to a leadership role could make an important difference at the year-end negotiations in Paris, atop climate expert said. Yvo de Boer, who served as executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change from 2006 to 2010, says New Delhi’s stronger emphasis on what it is doing could not be better timed as themajor economies of the world are more amenable to a global climate deal in Paris than they were six years ago in Copenhagen.
“Since this government took over, India has become a lot less defensive on climate policy and action. This country has been making efforts for decades, not just on climate change but on green growth and inclusive growth,” said de Boer, currently Director-General of Seoul-based Global Green Growth Institute. “India has let itself be pushed, becoming defensive on climate change, so there was a stronger emphasis on what it was not doing or not committing to.”
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