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Paris deal on climate change ‘weak and unambitious’, says CSE

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The climate change agreement adopted here is “weak and unambitious” as it does not include any “meaningful” targets and has discharged developed nations from their historical responsibility, an Indian green think tank today said.

Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said that the developed nations have no legally binding targets on finance or emissions cuts in the agreement and the phrase “historical responsibility” has been erased from the agreement which weakens the obligations of developed countries to take actions due to there past emissions.

CSE director general Sunita Narain said that the whole Paris agreement is “weak and unambitious” and does not include any “meaningful” targets.

“Developing countries have got words and promise of money while the developed countries have finally got rid of their historical responsibility of causing climate change.

They have no legally binding targets on finance or emissions cuts.

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