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US climate envoy supports India's decision for its own panel

Todd Stern says any scientific study is welcome

PTI | February 17, 2010



America's top climate czar today supported the recent Indian announcement to establish its own panel on the climate change, saying that any scientific study is a welcome move.

"I think it's a good thing for countries to have an active scientific effort. I don't know what the details are. I don't know what minister (Jairam) Ramesh or others in India have in mind," Special US Envoy on Climate Change Todd Stern said.

"But I think, obviously, the US has all sorts of scientific work that we do through our various agencies of the US government," Stern said at a news conference.

The Special US Envoy on Climate Change, Todd Stern also said the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is an important international body, but noted the errors appearing in its lengthy report are regrettable.

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