RIO DE JANEIRO, June 23 � Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today hit out at industrialised countries over the issue of making available additional finance and technology to help developing world reduce carbon emissions, saying there is �little evidence� of support for them, reports PTI.
Singh also made a strong plea for finding new pathways for sustainable living since the current consumption patterns in the industrialised world are unsustainable.
The Prime Minister�s remarks came even as a draft statement finalised at the Summit showed developing countries� failure to get any figures in paragraphs about financing sustainable growth for poorer economies. The Group of 77 and China bloc had demanded $ 30 billion a year.
The prime minister enunciated India�s stand in his address during the plenary session of the Rio+20 summit, which is officially known as the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. �Many countries could do more if additional finance and technology were available. Unfortunately, there is little evidence of support from the industrialised countries in these areas (reducing emissions intensity). The ongoing economic crisis has made matters worse,� he said.