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COMPILED BY NIMI KURIAN

The deadline given by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change secretariat to “agree” to the contentious Copenhagen Accord and put India's name to the political pact has passed, with India sticking to its original stand and not replying. The government had found the letter from the UNSG especially disturbing as it implied that the Copehagen Accord would in time be converted into a legally binding document. The BASIC countries — India, China, Brazil and South Africa — had agreed to the accord in December at Copenhagen only on the premise that it would remain a political declaration and not be legally binding in nature.

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