India has been engaging with Small Island Developing States and Least Developed Countries along with developed nations to evolve a consensus.
- Two areas of failure in the climate process are creation of the $100-billion annual climate finance fund, and transfer of green technologies.
- The other contested area is that of transparency norms for use of funds.
- The overall approach of the rich countries is seen as expanding the base of contributors, while shrinking the base of recipients.
- India is also taking the lead in demanding the major share of the carbon space for the developing world.