India ready to cut coal dependence if given clean-tech, funds

India made it clear that development of solar and wind energy will remain its first commitment followed by hydro and nuclear power while the rest will be from coal.

  1. India looks at an agreement in Paris which “enables” financial support from those nations who have developed on the “backs of cheap energy“.
  2. To those who have to meet their energy demands with more expensive but low-carbon or zero-carbon energy.
  3. The 12-day climate conference in Paris will for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations.
  4. Aims to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2 degrees C over pre-industrial temperatures.
Climate Change Negotiations – UNFCCC, COP, Other Conventions and Protocols
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