India and China to be Listed in Chapeau of Copenhagen Accord

9 March 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has posted on its website letters from the Governments of India and China, dated 8 and 9 March respectively, informing of their wish to be listed in the chapeau of the Copenhagen Accord.

In its letter, the National Focal Point for India states that India has decided to "stand by" the Accord on the understanding that it is a political document that is not legally binding or a template for outcomes, and that it is used as an input for the UNFCCC's two-track negotiating process, rather than as a third outside track of discussion. [Letter from India] [Letter from China]