‘Not a solution itself’: India questions net zero targets ahead of Cop26

‘Not a solution itself’: India questions net zero targets ahead of Cop26

Third largest emitter of greenhouse gases committed to ‘being part of the solution’ but calls on rich countries to acknowledge ‘historic responsibility’

Setting net zero carbon emissions targets is not the solution to climate change, India’s federal environment minister said days before world leaders meet at the Cop26 climate summit.

Instead, rich countries need to acknowledge their “historic responsibility“ for emissions and protect the interests of developing nations and those vulnerable to climate change, said the minister, Bhupender Yadav.

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