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India, China sign deal to stabilize greenhouse gases

India, China sign deal to stabilize greenhouse gases
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First Published: Wed, Nov 21 2007. 03 32 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Nov 21 2007. 03 32 PM IST
Reuters
Singapore: Leaders of Asian countries, including top polluters India and China, signed an agreement today hoping to stabilize greenhouses gas emissions.
According to a copy of the final text obtained by Reuters, 16 nations of the East Asia Summit will “commit to the common goal of stabilizing atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations in the long run, at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system”.
The EAS countries that include 10 Southeast Asian nations plus China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand also agreed that “all countries should play a role in addressing the common challenge of climate change, based on the principles of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities; and that developed countries should continue to play a leading role in this regard”.
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First Published: Wed, Nov 21 2007. 03 32 PM IST