India Climate change issuesUnion Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav stated that the government will continue to take resolute action both domestically as well as internationally and will walk the talk from a place of strength and responsibility.
He also claimed that the Panchamrit, which was announced by the prime Minister at the climate summit COP 26, was an agenda for all of the country and that all ministries and departments are relevant in its implementation.
Yadav spoke to PTI and stated that India had placed climate finance and adaptation at the heart of the concerns it wanted to be expressed at the conference. United Nations‘Global Climate Conference COP 26 and that his Ministry will assess India’s progress towards its climate goals by preparing the national greenhouse gas inventory under the Enhanced Transparency Framework.
“We must not forget to recognize that our climate action agenda does not stand alone. It is part our larger agenda for development, not in a shorter-term sense such as the Sustainable DevelopmentGoals (SDGs), are part of our journey towards not just a climate-resilient, but also prosperous and secure India. Realising our goals of a responsible global power that is home for more than one-sixth the humanity,” he said.
He stated that the ministry will continue to take resolute action on climate change issues both domestically as well as internationally and will walk the talk from a position where strength and responsibility are as strong and important as ever before. Yadav stated that his ministry will ensure proper synergy with all government departments in order to achieve the goals.
“Specific actions will follow the PM’s announcements, and be implemented by our eight national mission. They will also be part of the agenda for schemes, programmes, and initiatives of all ministries or departments. There are many such initiatives, such as the Railway ministry’s net zero goal, the Hydrogen mission, and so forth,” he stated. He said that the environment ministry would take on its own responsibilities when it comes to matters relating the biosphere, particularly forests, and other biosphere resources.
Yadav stated that India was committed towards a successful COP that reached credible decisions. He also said that the country had placed climate finance and adaptation at the core of its concerns. COP26.
He stated that “on adaptation, the developing countries worked together in order to energize and mobilize the Global Goal for adaptation agenda, which will now become politically driven, and reach some definitive conclusion in the next 2 years.” He added that a number more steps are being taken to adapt to the past achievements.
He stated that adaptation finance now has a target to double 2019 levels by 2025 and that this must be strengthened quickly. He also said that the demand for more attention on adaptation was loud and clear at COP26. Yadav stated that India had requested that COP26 open a new chapter in the discussion on climate finance. However, because developed countries are unwilling to honor their commitments, “this remains some distance away”.
The minister spoke out about climate finance and said that COP26 approved an unprecedented decision expressing regret over the failure of developed countries reach their goal of mobilizing USD 100 billion by 2020. “But the target is still very much on the agenda and will continue at least until 2025. He said that terms and quantities of long-term financing are still being negotiated and will be pursued actively over the next few years.
Yadav stated that COP 26’s takeaways should not be interpreted individually for their importance.
“They are now part and parcel of a consistent rapid, committed, and committed path that world must follow to ensure humanity is safe against the consequences of profligate emissions of greenhouse gases by a minority that endangers everyone. In this sense, COP26 marked a five year journey to finish the details of implementing Paris Agreement. This will guide our actions for a long time,” he stated.
Yadav stated that developed countries are obstacles to achieving climate goals. They also push goalposts continually. This must be taken into consideration when evaluating summit success.
Yadav stated that every few years, when a new direction has been agreed upon, they push a new agenda, a different goal, and always in future, neglecting their duties, particularly their duties in the current.
While the demand for a declaration that net-zero has been made is in this category of demands, India, through Panchamrit announcements, took steps to reassure the rest of the world with its own promise of reaching net zero by 2070. India has made it clear that net-zero is the only way to go, and that this means that all countries must reduce their carbon emissions.
“Currently, the US, EU and other countries will consume more that 25% of the carbon budget for 1.5-degree heat warming. However, they represent 10 percent of humanity. This is unacceptable. We must make every effort to ensure the safety of the world by ensuring that the US, EU and other developed nations adhere to equity. net zeroHe said that it was far earlier.
He said that India’s final decision on the “phase-down” of coal was a good decision. This included the context of poverty elimination, sustainable development, just transition, and that India has defended and achieved an equitable outcome.
India had a very busy year. Climate crisisWith extreme rains and flooding, with extremely temperamental monsoons. Wildfires in North America. Floods in China, across Europe, and parts of Africa. Heatwaves in Siberia.