India 'Associates' with Copenhagen Climate Accord

India is formally backing the climate change deal reached by participants of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change summit held in Copenhagen in December 2009, Agence France-Presse reports. Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh told the Indian parliament on March 10 that the country would be joining the roster of countries already “associated” with the accord. India is the last of major emitter countries to endorse the deal, AFP notes.

The county earlier announced its support for the accord but stressed that there is a difference between lending support and becoming associated with the deal.

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