Net zero emissions – What the G7 message means for India: Manjeev Puri

(Manjeev Singh Puri is a former ambassador to EU and lead climate change negotiator for India. This op-ed first appeared in the print edition of The Indian Express on June 19, 2021)

  • The Cornwall G7 summit sought to re-establish a common purpose among the richest democracies of the world. It also continued with the recent tradition among the rich to seek more than their “fair” share from the large developing countries. Climate change was a clear case in point. With Joe Biden at the helm in the US and climate champion Europe as his partner, climate leadership had to be a priority for the G7 that accounts for around 60 per cent of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere emitted over time and 25 per cent of current global GHG emissions…

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