Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav on Friday stressed that the G20 must respond to the call of science for urgent global climate action in this decade. He underlined the need to cut absolute emissions rapidly while taking into account the Paris Agreement.
Speaking at different sessions on Climate Change on the 2nd and concluding day of the G20 Climate summit, the Minister said India remains steadfast in its commitments to join and lead efforts to combat climate change within the multilaterally agreed convention and its Paris Agreement. He mentioned about the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi – installing 450 GigaWatt of Renewable Energy by 2030, enhanced ambition in bio-fuels, India’s Nationally Determined Contributions and various other initiatives on Urban Climate Action. Mr Yadav stressed that common but differentiated responsibilities to combat climate change as per respective capabilities and national circumstances, lies at the heart of Paris Agreement. He said there should not be any shifting of goalposts and setting new benchmarks for global climate ambition.