India will not toe the 'red lines': Ramesh

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Copenhagen, Dec 12: Ruling out agreement on 'peaking' year, Environment minister, Jairam Ramesh said that India will accept compromise on the stated 'red lines as the country needs clarification the text.

Ramesh on his first day at the summit said that India is willing to play constructive , facilitative, leadership role to ensure effective and equitable agreement but it is not willing to agree on the peaking years.

Stating that India has an uncomparable domestic measures to tackle climatic change, Ramesh said that progess on the domestic measures would be checked by the parliament, civil society and media and is not for international scrutiny.

"There is no place on Earth that has domestic MRV (Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification) as boisterous, intensive an aggressive that in India," Ramesh said, adding that The India has voluntarily announced the the reduction of carbon intensity from 20 to 25 per cent from 2005 levels by 2020.

The Envirornment minister also said that International MVR should be limited only on action which has been backed by international finance and not on unsupported action.

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