In a roundtable of the world leaders, which was attended by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav outlined India’s plans of generating 450GW of energy from green sources by 2030.
India also requested that the developed nations should persist in their efforts to make climate change action successful and also fulfil the promise of providing financial assurance to the developing nations, reported The Mint.
According to a government statement, issues of importance including actions on finance, mitigation, and adaptation required for tackling the climate crisis were discussed in the meeting.
The government statement said, “The Environment Minister mentioned that in light of the recent IPCC (intergovernmental panel on climate change) findings and the latest UNFCCC (UN framework convention on climate change) Synthesis Report, and that the developed countries have collectively emitted more than their estimated emission allowances in 2008-2020 period, they should take greater action on mitigation and provide financial support to developing countries.”
Yadav “stressed that even at the UNFCCC there is a very urgent need for giving due importance to adaptation and discussing whether the scale of resources is commensurate with the scale of the needs of developing countries,” the statement added.
“The Minister also underlined that ambitious climate action in developing countries is dependent on ambitious support from developed countries under the Paris Agreement and called upon the developed countries to fulfil their promise of the $ 100 billion per year goal made in 2009.
COP26 (the 26th Conference of Parties meet in Glasgow) should focus on climate finance in scope, scale and speed and transfer of green technologies at low cost,” the statement further read.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson also asked the world’s major economies including the United States to work in a way to mitigate the climate crisis.
He urged all the major economies to deliver upon their “commitments toward a $100 billion per year climate fund.”