According to Environment Minister, the success of the Paris conference now depends on the spirit of accommodation and flexibility of the West.
- India is taking the line that developed countries are rigid, leaving little flexibility for alternative solutions.
- The world’s top greenhouse gas emitter, China, remains firm on differentiation.
- In COP21, India faces criticism for trying to weaken the legal rigour of a 5-year review mechanism and engaging in brinkmanship.
- In reservations on periodic review of the INDCs, civil society organisations agree that the proposal remains vague on whether it includes finance and technology transfer.