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Updated: December 16, 2009 16:00 IST

India working on a good outcome at Copenhagen: Saran

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SALVAGE THE SUMMIT: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen and Britain's Prince Charles enter the Plenary in Copenhagen. Climate talks appeared to be on the brink of collapse with barely hours before heads of state arrive at the summit. Photo: AP
AP SALVAGE THE SUMMIT: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen and Britain's Prince Charles enter the Plenary in Copenhagen. Climate talks appeared to be on the brink of collapse with barely hours before heads of state arrive at the summit. Photo: AP

Amid fears of collapse of climate talks in Copenhagen, India today said it will keep trying for a “good” outcome and is working with other countries in this direction.

“We are working along with other countries to try and see whether we can get a good outcome. “So, we will keep trying,” Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Climate Change Shyam Saran told reporters outside Parliament.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will travel to Copenhagen on Thursday to participate in the summit meeting on Friday which will be attended by over 100 world leaders, including US President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.

The climate talks appeared to be on the brink of collapse with ministers keeping all contentious issues out of the draft treaty, including agreeing on setting carbon emission cut targets.

As for India’s stand at the 15th Conference of Parties, Mr. Saran quoted Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh, who had said that India would not accept legally binding emission cuts, would not agree to a peaking year for its emissions and that its domestically - funded mitigation actions would not be open to international scrutiny.


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