(Bloomberg) — China and India, the world’s top and third-most polluting countries, will submit plans to reduce greenhouse
gas emissions “as early as possible” and “well before” the
December international conference on climate change in Paris.
The two countries will work together to advance global
negotiations for an agreement at the Paris meeting, according to
a joint statement on climate change, posted on Indian Prime
Minister Narendra Modi’s website Friday.
Modi began a visit to China on Thursday to meet with
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Chinese business leaders.
The 2015 agreement should take into account “the
principles of equity and common but differentiated
responsibilities and respective capabilities,” between
developed and developing countries, according to the statement.
Switzerland, the U.S. and the European Union are among
those who have submitted their pledges for emission cuts.
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