India says Copenhagen climate summit disappointing

10:54, January 04, 2010      

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India Sunday expressed disappointment over the outcome of the recent climate change summit in Copenhagen.

"We were able to make only limited progress at Copenhagen summit and no one was fully satisfied with the outcome. Yet there is no escaping the truth that the nations of the world have to move to a low greenhouse gas submissions and energy efficient development path," Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in the southern Indian state of Kerala's capital Thiruvananthapuram.

India and developing countries wanted developed nations like the United States to make commitments on the Kyoto Protocol but that failed to materialize at Copenhagen.

The prime minister said that global warming has been posing fresh challenges to India.

"Climate change is a problem that is challenging the knowledge and wisdom of humankind. India now faces new challenges of climate change and the management of our scarce water resources," he said.

"As far as energy is concerned, renewable and clean energy supplies will need to play a much bigger role that what they do currently. Nuclear and solar energy supplies will need to increase considerably," Singh said.

Source: Xinhua
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