At the end of a two-day meeting of negotiators from 13 LMDCs in New Delhi, Javadekar asked rich nations to walk the talk in transferring funds to the poor to mitigate the effects of climate change.
China, Bolivia, Cuba, El Salvador, Ecuador, Iran, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Malaysia, Vietnam, Argentina and Saudi Arabia participated in the meeting to draw up a common strategy before an October meeting in Bonn where the negotiating text for the Paris summit will be finalized.
“Last two days, 13 LMDCs deliberated on each and every aspect of the probable Paris agreement,” Javadekar said. “We are positive and we want Paris to succeed because we are the countries that are vulnerable… We are ready to cooperate with each other to arrive at a good conclusion.”
He added: “…if developed world doesn’t walk the talk on issue of finance, there will be a problem for the Paris outcome. I hope the developed world will consider it and rise to the occasion, and we all together will move to a new regime where every country takes voluntary actions (to reduce emissions).
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