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Countries must fulfill pre-2020 climate commitments: India at UN

Countries must fulfill pre-2020 climate commitments: India at UN

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India said on Tuesday that the idea of ​​climate action should not be to move the target post by 2050 and countries should meet their pre-2020 commitments, as a “wakeup call” to the global community to strengthen multilateralism I should call to see climate change and seek equal solutions for a sustainable world.

Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar while addressing the open debate of the UN Security Council on ‘Maintenance of international peace and security: addressing climate related risks to UN peace and security’ Delivery on commitment from. Raising US $ 100 billion per year by 2020 in support of climate action in developing countries is elusive.

“The idea of ​​climate action should not be to move the climate ambition goal post to 2050. It is important for countries to meet their pre-2020 commitments. Hands up climate action with a framework for financial, technical and – Need to go hand. ” Capacity building countries need this, ”he said.

The year is 2050 when nations have been called upon to achieve net zero CO2 emissions. Emissions will be halved by 2030 and no-net emissions will be reached later than 2050 to reach the 1.5 Celsius target of the Paris Agreement.

He said the nations are set to meet in Glasgow in November for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26), for countries to integrate low-carbon development into their COVID-19 rescue and recovery measures ” Important opportunity “. Long-term mitigation strategies announced at the summit, which will bring the parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

“Let us then change to more climate-friendly lifestyles by adapting to the path of low-carbon growth based on our needs and based on our greed. We need a wake-up call to strengthen climate change and multilateralism and Look for an opportunity. Equal and inclusive solution to leave a greener, cleaner and a sustainable world for our future generations.

In his speech, Mr Javadekar stressed that the global community has addressed the climate change issue and the Paris Agreement through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which “balances a nationally determined climate action to take “Represent a global democratic effort. Methods based on ‘Common but Differentiated Responsibility and Responsible Capabilities’.

“Therefore, before we start discussing the issue of securitization of climate, we need to ensure that we are not building a parallel climate track where these mechanisms and principles are brushed aside or Are not duly considered, ”he said.

Noting that even the best science available claims that climate change only increases conflict and does not cause conflict and threatens peace and security, he said that in many fragile contexts, where government provides basic services because of the capacity Struggling to do. And issues of legitimacy, chronic emergency situations and examples of famine risks are largely driven by political violence disrupting harvesting and aid supplies rather than by climate factors alone.


Mr. Javadekar also said that nationally determined contributions (NDCs) of countries are largely about mitigation commitments and adaptation requirements, which collectively determine whether countries limit global average temperate growth to 2 ° C. Paris will achieve the goal.

Although climate change does not directly or naturally lead to violent conflict, its interaction with other social, political, and economic factors may, nevertheless, increase drivers of conflict and fragility and negatively impact peace, stability and security. Is, he said.

India suggested that to better integrate climate change adaptation and peacebuilding, there is a need to build strong governance structures at local, national and regional levels to address climate and fragility risks.

Mr. Javadekar also underlined that the impact of climate change and the security risks associated with it have significant gender dimensions and that women and girls experience the interaction between climate change and peace and security in direct and profound ways.

Highlighting the important steps taken by India to fight climate change and fulfill its commitments, Mr. Javadekar said that New Delhi’s mitigation strategies emphasize clean and efficient energy systems; Safe, smart and sustainable green mass urban transport network; Planned afforestation; And integrating green thinking in all production and consumption sectors.

He said that India is the only country on track among the G20 nations to fulfill its climate change mitigation commitments and the country is not only meeting the goals of its Paris Agreement, but will also surpass them. India, which is currently the fastest growing solar energy program in the world, has expanded access to clean fuels for cooking in over 80 million households.

He said India’s commitment to build an additional carbon sink of 26 million hectares of land with 450 gigawatts of renewable energy, elimination of single-use plastics, 100 percent railway electrification, and additional measures has only added to its climate change. .

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NB staff and published from a syndicated feed.)


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