India, China sign pact to fight climate change

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New Delhi, Oct 21: India and China on Wednesday, Oct 21 signed an agreement to fight climate change together.

Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said, "There is virtually no difference between Indian and Chinese "negotiating positions" on international climate treaties."

Ramesh also said he would hold more discussions with his Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua to see "what India and China should do to ensure a successful outcome at Copenhagen Climate Summit."

India and China have been in the same block as the Group of 77 countries in climate negotiations. The agreement says that Indian and Chinese climate scientist will carry joint research and development.

The agreement also aims to enhance cooperation in evaluation of adverse impacts of climate change.

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