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G-8 Summit: PM to address climate change issues

June 06, 2007 12:12 IST

India will emphasise the need on not to lose sight of the universally accepted principle of common but differentiated responsibility between developed and developing countries on issues relating to climate change, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday.

The prime minister, who is on a four-day visit to attend a meeting of G-8 and five Outreach countries -- Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa -- said more and not less development is the best way for developing countries to address themselves the issue of preserving the environment and protecting the climate.

Climate change threat real, lifestyle must change: PM

"At the summit, I will speak on issues related to climate change. I will emphasise the need not to lose sight of the fundamental and universally accepted principle of common but differentiated responsibility and respective capabilities between developed and developing world," Singh said.

"It is also the fact that more and not less development is the best way for developing countries to address themselves to the issue of preserving environment and protecting the climate," he said.



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