India walks out of Copenhagen climate talks

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India walks out of Copenhagen climate talks
Copenhegan, Dec 18: India on Friday, Dec 18, walked out of the crucial UN climate talks summit in Copenhagen.

The Indian delegation, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, walked out of the session saying the first climate draft is weak.

Along with India, China has also walked out in protest.

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao said, "The principle of common but differentiated responsibility must be adhered to, developed countries must honour their commitments."

The Chinese premier said China will honor its voluntary climate commitments "with real action."

The BASIC countries are meeting on the sidelines of the summit to deliberate on the first "weak" draft.

US President Brack Obama insists that his country has made its commitment towards climate change and now it was time for the world to join in.

The US has committed to reduce emission by 17 pc by the year 2020.

He also stressed on the need to act togerther while saying that the US will engage in a global $ 100 billion fund.

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