Last night in Delhi, lanterns lit up the sky as a coalition of NGOs, religious leaders and climate affected communities joined hands at the Lotus Temple calling on leaders to save the climate.

About a hundred activists gathered on the Temple grounds and released two thousand large colorful lanterns carrying the message, "Save the Climate Act Now".

Last week, India, which ranks fifth in world carbon dioxide emissions, pledged to slow the

growth of its emissions over the next decade but it has refused to accept a legally binding target.

Targeting world leaders meeting in Copenhagen, the lanterns symbolized the hope for a fair, ambitious and binding climate deal at Copenhagen.

Watch footage of the event here.