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‘Paris pact not enough to save the world’

After going through the fine print of the global climate agreement, New Delhi-based think-tank Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said it was a compromise deal and in many ways it could be termed “lowest minimum denominator”.

Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA), a coalition of over 141 civil society groups from South Asia, on the other hand, called the agreement “durable and dynamic” but said it had fallen short of being fully fair and responsive to future needs.

CSE noted the developing countries had got “words” and promises of money while developed countries had finally got rid of their historical responsibility of causing climate change. The think-tank said rich nations had no legally binding targets on quantum of finance ($100 billion) or emissions cuts.