“During talks in New Delhi on Sunday, India, China, Brazil and South Africa agreed to submit formally their own voluntary carbon emission control plans to the United Nations by January 31.
At the climate summit in Copenhagen in December, all the big developed and developing countries agreed to limit their greenhouse gas emissions. Countries were then given until January 31 to submit their national goals on specific targets. The UN appeared to cast doubt last week on whether this deadline would be met.
However, the decision by the four countries, who call themselves the Basic group, to meet the deadline will help to put the frayed negotiations back on track.”
For more, and for coverage of China’s confused position, read this FT article.