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India: 'We'll Fight Global Warming Without International Funds'
"We've got to do what we've got to do," said Jairam Ramesh, India's environment minister. "I don't see India's climate change program being driven by international finance. International finance has its supportive role to play, it doesn't have a lubricating or a catalytic or a start-up role."
December's Copenhagen Accord (PDF) set a Jan. 31 deadline for industrialized nations to draw up emissions reduction targets for 2020, and for developing nations to specify a course of action for decreasing carbon pollution. India was among the nations, with the U.S., China, and Brazil, affirming plans at the summit for curbing emissions.