'Asia should lead fight against climate change'

He was speaking after inaugurating an international conference on global warming, climate change, sustainable development and secular spirituality organised at Santhigiri Ashram near here. Horta pointed out that if Asia displayed the vision, political will and determination to meet the challenges of climate change, the rest of the world would follow suit.

Almost half of the seven billion population of the world were Asians and the continent was also home to nearly 60 per cent of the world’s poorest, argued the Nobel laureate.

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