New Delhi, Nov 27 (GCCurrentAffairs) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the negotiating stand of India at the 25th Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) scheduled to be held in Madrid, Spain (under the Presidency of Chile) from December 2-13, 2019.
According to official release, the Indian delegation will be led by Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar. COP 25 is an important conference as countries prepare to move from pre-2020 period under Kyoto Protocol to post-2020 period under Paris Agreement.
India’s approach will be guided by principles and provisions of UNFCCC and Paris Agreement particularly the principles of Equity and Common But Differentiated Responsibilities and Respective Capability (CBDR-RC).
India’s leadership on climate change has been evident and well recognised across the globe.
Government has been undertaking several initiatives to address climate change concerns under the leadership of the Prime Minister and these initiatives reflect India’s commitment and ambition towards climate action.