No Climate deal expected during Obama’s visit: U.S. Official
While Minister of State for Environment Prakash Javadekar reiterated that there was no role for any external review of targets that each country sets for itself to cut carbon emissions, the head of the U.S delegation at the Lima talks, the Todd Stern, clarified that no climate deal is expected with India, on the lines of the agreement signed recently between the U.S. and China during President Barack Obama’s visit to the country next year. He also said “We don’t have that kind of process with India but we have a substantial desire to work in a constructive and ramped up way with India on climate change and clean energy.” Mr. Javedekar said India supported transparency and disclosure but opposed external review or assessment in this process. It was important to ensure that there was no slackening of the mitigation ambition of the developed countries in the pre and post 2020 period. He also said that India shared the view of developing countries that the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) must not be limited to mitigation alone. The INDCs were distinct from the 2015 agreement but inextricable linked with it.
 Meena Menon, No Climate deal expected during Obama’s visit: U.S. Official, The Hindu, 10 (December 12, 2014).