Modi says India to strike own path in climate battle

April 6, 2015 10:41 AM

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Modi says India to strike own path in climate battle

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi signaled on Monday he would not bow to foreign pressure to commit to cuts in carbon emissions, instead pledging to use more clean energy and traditional methods to lead the fight against climate change.

India, the world's No.3 emitter of greenhouse gases, has come under pressure to tackle its rapidly rising emissions since the United States and China committed last November to start cutting their own emissions after a "peak year".

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