US and India Announce “Green Partnership” Ahead of Copenhagen
In the latest development in the international run-up to the Copenhagen climate conference, the U.S. and India have pledged to work together in the fight against climate change, according to Tuesday’s Guardian. The announcement was significant, as it sealed commitments from the world’s top three greenhouse gas emitters (China, the US, and India) to reduce emissions and combat climate change. It did not, however include any specific emissions reductions targets or dollar amounts of assistance that the US will provide to India to help bolster green initiatives.
According to the article, as well as a fact sheet issued by the White House, Washington and New Delhi will partner together in new initiatives to bring clean energy technology to India, which has emerged as the world’s third largest emitter of carbon during its recent rapid growth. India, China and other developing nations have asked first world countries for financial assistance as the world moves away from carbon emitting fuel sources. World leaders will convene at Copenhagen next month in order to work on a comprehensive and unified response to climate change.