Wed. Mar 22nd, 2023
India at COP27 highlighted principles of equity and CBDR-RC, informs MoS Ashwini Choubey

Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ashwini Kumar Choubey in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Thursday stated that India at COP27 highlighted the foundational principles of equity and common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities (CBDR-RC).

In order to keep global temperatures within the bounds set by the Paris Agreement (PA), India emphasized that all nations should have equitable access to the global carbon budget, a finite global resource, and that all nations must use this global carbon budget responsibly while staying within their fair share.

India also urged developed countries to act justly on climate change and to reduce emissions quickly in the coming decade in order to reach net zero considerably sooner than their stated deadlines, as they have used more than their fair share of the depleting global carbon budget. 

India also emphasized how crucial it is for developing nations to receive climate finance and low-cost climate technologies in order to carry out their climate change initiatives.

Climate actions in India and other developing countries can be further accelerated through enhanced climate finance that is largely public, grant based and concessional.

In the written response, it was said that India also advocated for adopting steps to prevent and reduce loss and damage brought on by the effects of climate change, as well as for financial mechanisms to help adaptation.

India has also advocated for robust international cooperation in the development of technology in the hard-to-reduce industries of renewable energy, battery storage, green hydrogen, carbon capture utilization, and storage, in particular.

India continues its call for climate justice, sustainable lifestyles through the LIFE Mission launched in October 2022 and right to development.

India as a Party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has submitted two National Communications (NC) and three Biennial Update Report (BUR) which summarises, interalia, India’s Climate action and its achievements, Greenhouse gas emissions. 

The latest BUR report encompasses information on National Circumstances, National GHG Inventory, Mitigation Actions, and an analysis of the Constraints, Gaps, and related Financial, Technical and Capacity Needs including information on domestic measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) in climate change.

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