Posted 23 December 2015
Writing in the Business Standard, New Delhi, Nitin Sethi reveals how India's diplomatic tenacity reduced the Paris climate talks to what became, in the end, a meaningless wish list. "The Indian team faced a tough challenge in the battle of attrition at Paris. It was mandated to act positive and not be perceived as a blocker, and yet the team's mandate was not to grab new ground but to hold existing lines as far as possible. Much credit goes to the diplomatic creativity and tenacity of the relatively small frontline Indian negotiating team in doing so to the extent it did."
A fascinating insight into what really went on behind the scenes in Paris.
Read it here