Copenhagen: PM urges not to abandon Kyoto protocol

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Copenhagen, Dec 18: With last-minute negotiations on to rescue the Copenhagen climate summit, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday, Dec 18, urged the world not to abandon the Kyoto protocol.

Addressing the summit, "We will all play a positive and constructive role so that we can bridge the differences to achieve a balanced and equitable outcome."

"India will not be found wanting," Manmohan Singh told world leaders on the last day of the global climate summit here.

Singh said, "The agreements under the Kyoto protocol should be followed by the agreeing nations, including the developed ones."

"India has vital stake in the success of negotiations as we are likely to be among the most affected by climate change," he said.

The Prime Minister added that India will deliver on its voluntary target of reducing the emission intensity of GDP growth by around 20 percent by 2020.

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