India's Environmental Minister knows that with India's negotiating stance he has been dealt a good hand, so has dared developed countries to call their bluff. The UK wants no part of that, and has given in meekly:
Ed Miliband, Britain's climate change secretary, hailed India as a potential "deal maker" in the forthcoming talks in Copenhagen for an international treaty to tackle global warming, stating that the country would not face targets to cut its emissions in the near future because it "took climate change seriously".I've written an op-ed expanding on these issues and summarizing the current state of international climate geopolitics and am shopping it around. Please email me if you are an editor interested in publishing it. I'll post it up here whether published or not.