India committed to engage constructively at COP 26: Bhupender Yadav

New Delhi: India has committed to engage constructively at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow to be held from October 31 – November 12,2021. Union Minister for Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Bhupendra Yadav said that India is evaluating proposals to conclude the Paris rulebook resulting in delivery of the climate finance promises by the developed countries. 

The Pre-COP 26 meeting was hosted by the Government of Italy from September 30 to October 2 in Milan in the run-up to COP 26. The meeting aimed at setting the path to COP 26 and providing a platform for the countries to share insight on their expectations from the conference scheduled later this year. 

“India recognizes the urgency of strong climate action in this decade to ensure that the world is on track to stay within the temperature goal of the Paris agreement, as well as to adapt to its impacts, and minimize loss and damage. Hence, the COP 26 outcome must emphasize the need to plug the ambition gap by delivering the means of implementation support that will allow developing countries to enhance their climate actions,” Bhupender Yadav said while representing India virtually at the Pre-COP 26 meeting. 

Yadav insisted that climate change is embedded in India’s development strategy and India has been a frontrunner in taking ambitious climate action. “India strongly believes that COP 26 must initiate the process of setting the new collective long-term climate finance goal for post-2020,” Yadav said. 

India has assured COP 26 members that it strongly believes that the only way to deliver climate goals particularly on mitigation is through concrete action on speedy, assured, and sustained finance. 

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