Obama calls Modi on climate change targets

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copUS President Barack Obama called Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to talk about the ongoing climate change talks, the Indian government said.

“The conversation focused on the ongoing Conference of Parties (CoP21) in Paris. Both leaders underscored their strong commitment to address issues related to Climate Change being discussed in the Paris conference through constructive engagement, without impeding the progress of developing countries,” the Indian government said.

The call is significant as there have been some divergence between what developed countries want and what developing countries, especially those like China, are willing to part with in terms of commitment.

While a group of developed countries under the US has wants developing nations like India not to demand any kind of compensation for losses from climate change, India wants those who have created the current problem to share a disproportionate share of the cost of cleaning up.

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