Dealing with the threat of climate change: India country paper

India is committed to the international regime represented by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its Kyoto Protocol as the most appropriate tools to guide international efforts to protect global climate systems by reversing climate change in accordance with the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities This paper presents a proposal for a specific, voluntary partnership, within the scope of the present climate change regime, to enable participating countries decarbonize their energy futures, while preserving their respective policy spaces to address their energy needs in light of their individual circumstances. It is not an alternative to the UNFCCC process, and would not involve any new legally enforceable country-level commitments, but is based on a new paradigm of practical actions to deal with climate change.