Why India's net-zero commitment matters for the world
India provided leadership to developing countries in getting the principle of "common but differentiated responsibility" accepted at the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) in 1992. Equity and climate justice imply equal human rights to development, energy consumption, and carbon emissions. The advanced countries were to reduce their carbon emissions substantially. Innovative technologies would emerge in the process. The expectation was that these would be shared with the developing countries who would also be given financial assistance to enable them to increase their mitigation efforts.