Pre-2020 climate actions needed to curb emissions, says Prakash Javadekar

India on Monday underlined the need for countries to take pre-2020 climate change actions to curb emissions and sought cooperation among countries in finance and technology sectors to tackle climate change.

PTI July 04, 2016 17:49:50 IST
Pre-2020 climate actions needed to curb emissions, says Prakash Javadekar

Berlin: India on Monday underlined the need for countries to take pre-2020 climate actions to curb emissions and sought cooperation among countries in finance and technology sectors to tackle climate change.

"Cooperation is the key for taking (climate) actions. Every country is at a different stage of development. We need cooperation. We have the will to act," said Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar.

Pre2020 climate actions needed to curb emissions says Prakash Javadekar

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar. PTI

Javadekar said that India has already started the process of ratification of Paris Climate agreement and even during the recent meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US  President Barack Obama, both emphasised that the process should be completed at the earliest.

"But we do not have the wherewithal to do it, not only in terms of finances, but particularly in terms of technology. When we talk of technology, Germany is most reliable name in many fields and therefore, there is finance, technology and mutual cooperation and walking the talk," Javadekar said at a joint press conference with German Minister Barbara Hendricks at the Seventh St Petersburg Dialogue in Berlin.

Since 2010, the annual dialogue has provided the opportunity for countries to engage in an informal exchange of experiences on international climate policy.

Javadekar said that on 5 October last year, Modi and German Chancellor Angela Markel issued a joint statement which is the "basis" of India-Germany partnership programme.

In a statement during the joint press briefing with Chancellor Merkel, Prime Minister Modi had said that he admired Merkel's leadership in combating climate change and both the countries had agreed on an India-Germany Climate and Renewable Alliance with a long term vision and a comprehensive agenda of combating climate change.

Modi had also said that he placed great value on Germany's assistance of over one billion Euros for India's Green Energy Corridor and a new assistance package of over a billion Euros for solar projects in India.

"What we have achieved in New York, we signed it (agreement). Now we have to implement it. So pre-2020 actions are also important and will also be discussed here in St Petersburg," Javadekar said adding that he was hopeful of the the outcome at this dialogue.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Economic fallout of COVID-19 to push at least 150-175 mn people into extreme poverty, says UN expert
India

Economic fallout of COVID-19 to push at least 150-175 mn people into extreme poverty, says UN expert

Special Rapporteur Olivier De Schutter said most of those who will fall into extreme poverty will be workers in the informal sector or in precarious employment conditions, especially women

Delaying COVID-19 peak was important, says govt-appointed panel chief Prof M Vidyasagar as India bends curve
India

Delaying COVID-19 peak was important, says govt-appointed panel chief Prof M Vidyasagar as India bends curve

Staying the course would lead to a steady reduction in cases, while any departure in terms of slackening safety protocols would disturb this trend, the professor who chaired a panel of experts that worked on India’s COVID-19 “supermodel”, warns

Landslide in Alaska could lead to ‘mega-tsunami’ within a year, warn scientists
science

Landslide in Alaska could lead to ‘mega-tsunami’ within a year, warn scientists

To comment upon the impact the tsunami might leave, experts cited examples of landslide-induced tsunamis in the past in Alaska and Greenland.