The Centre has sought more time to implement the Paris Climate agreement, saying it should not be done in "haste" and that all countries should be allowed to follow their national processes.
Speaking at the Major Economies Forum Meeting in New York on 25 April, environment minister Prakash Javadekar said, "A debate about early entry into force of the Paris Agreement is unfortunate. Early ratification can be understood, but it will take time as per the national processes of approval".
"We should not make haste because Paris Agreement is to be implemented post 2020. There is enough time for ratification and all countries should be allowed to follow their national processes," Javadekar said.
According to reports, the US and China are leading a push to bring the Paris Climate Accord into force much faster - aided by a typographical glitch in the text of the agreement.
On 22 April, India joined 173 countries and the European Union to sign the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement in New York - marking a significant step that has brought together developing and developed nations to work on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
"Paris agreement is a historical achievement for mankind. All countries should implement it in letter and spirit. After signing of Paris agreement, developed world needs to immediately ratify the Kyoto Protocol second commitment period and should present enhanced pre-2020 actions," Javadekar said.
"The second urgent task to be done is mobilisation of $100 billion. Without this crucial mobilisation, many of the developing countries cannot implement their nationally determined contributions," Javadekar said.
The environment minister also said the need of the hour is to lay out the complete institutional mechanism for building up on the Paris accord.