New Delhi, Dec 22: Top environmentalist R K Pachauri has rejected US claims that India's climate actions can be challenged.
He made it clear that there was no power granted to America in the Copenhagen accord for such interference.
On Dec 21, White House advisor David Axelrod had said that the climate accord allows US to not only unilaterally review India's progress but also challenge the country if it failed to meet its domestic climate targets.
Pachauri dismissed the observation as an attempt by the Obama administration to win domestic favour.
He said, "There is no provision in the accord for such interference."
"What they (Obama aides) are trying is essentially to convince the Senators that they would be able to pressure China and India on climate actions," he was quoted by news agency as saying.