"India looked forward to working with the rest of the world to preserve and protect our environment," he said ahead of his visit to Copenhagen for the climate change summit.
"This is our common heritage and this is what we must bequeath to our succeeding generations. At the same time, climate change cannot be addressed by perpetuating the poverty of the developing countries," he said.
He further said, "I look forward to constructive deliberations in Copenhagen which meet the collective aspirations of all humankind and enable us to move forward in the global efforts to combat climate change."
Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, along with Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Climate Change Shyam Saran, are among senior officials accompanying the Prime Minister to Copenhagen on the two-day visit.