India, US decide to work together in the field of climate change

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New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday said India and United States have decided to work in close tandem in the field of climate change.

Abdullah, who met Todd Stern, US Special Envoy for Climate Change here to bridge differences between the two countries on reducing greenhouse gases, favoured transfer of technology to reduce emissions.

"We felt that the technology transfer must take place because we can make things here. It will be cheaper to have things made here then having to bring them from outside," Abdullah said.

"India and America will work in much more closer way with each other," he said.

The United States wants India to agree to limit its carbon emissions ahead of the signing of a new U.N. climate treaty in Copenhagen in December. More than 190 nations will try to set emission cuts targets by 2020.

It wants big developing countries such as India and China, whose emissions are skyrocketing as their economies grow, to agree to rein them in.

India says rich nations are most to blame for climate change and should make deeper cuts before asking others to do so. It says it cannot accept legally binding targets for cutting carbon emissions that cause climate change. (ANI)

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