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Countries Speaking About 2050 Climate Goals Haven’t Done Enough Under Paris Agreement: Javadekar

File picture of Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar.

The minister, in a collection of tweets, knowledgeable that he spoke concerning the concern in the course of the Environment Ministerial Meeting (EMM) of the G20 nations which occurred on Wednesday by way of video conferencing beneath the Presidency of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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  • Last Updated: September 17, 2020, 12:00 AM IST

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The nations that are talking about formidable local weather objectives and motion for 2050 haven’t finished sufficient about commitments beneath the Paris Agreement on local weather change, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar mentioned on Wednesday. The minister, in a collection of tweets, knowledgeable that he spoke concerning the concern in the course of the Environment Ministerial Meeting (EMM) of the G20 nations which occurred on Wednesday by way of video conferencing beneath the Presidency of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

“Told that countries who are today speaking on ambitious climate goals and action for 2050, haven’t done enough on #KyotoProtocol and also on commitments made at the #ParisAgreement,” Javadekar tweeted. He additionally mentioned that India is dedicated to working with G20 nations and applauded the launch of world initiatives to scale back land degradation and shield coral reefs.






“At the #G20 Environment meeting stated that the world has to channel its best practices to deal with #ClimateChange. India is committed to working with G20 nations for a better world and applauds the launch of the Global Initiative to Reduce #LandDegradation & #CoralReef program,” the minister tweeted. “The global initiative on reducing land degradation aims to strengthen the implementation of existing frameworks to prevent, halt, and reverse land degradation within G20 member states and globally, taking into account possible implications on the achievement of other SDGs (sustainable development goals) and adhering to the principle of doing no harm,” the ministry mentioned in an announcement.

The Global Coral Reef R&D Accelerator Platform is an revolutionary action-oriented initiative geared toward creating a worldwide analysis and improvement (R&D) program to advance analysis, innovation and capability constructing in all aspects of coral reef conservation, restoration and adaptation, and strengthen ongoing efforts and commitments made to reinforce coral reefs conservation and their additional degradation, it mentioned. G20 consists of 19 particular person nations, together with the US, Russia, China, Japan, Australia, Saudi, plus the European Union.

The Paris accord was adopted by 195 events on the UN local weather convention “COP 21” held within the French capital in 2015 with an goal to scale back the hazardous greenhouse gasoline emissions. Nineteen members of the G20, besides the US, have voiced their dedication to the complete implementation of the deal.

The goal of the Paris Agreement is to stop a rise in international common temperature and maintain it effectively under 2 levels Celsius. Last yr, United Nations chief Antonio Guterres had requested nations to have particular plans for the way they intend to chop carbon emissions in step with the science, which says international greenhouse gasoline emissions should fall 45 per cent by 2030 and attain internet zero by 2050 to keep away from the worst impacts of local weather change.

Representing India within the G20 meet, Javadekar mentioned India has taken vital steps to guard atmosphere and forest and wildlife in addition to combating air pollution and local weather change. “India is blessed with vast bio-diversity and ecosystem. India has been taking measures to enhance coral reef conservation,” the ministry quoted him as saying.

The minister additionally famous that India’s steps in direction of coping with local weather change have been exceptional. He mentioned the world has to channel its greatest practices to take care of local weather change and to get concrete outcomes.

The minister highlighted the efforts made by the National Coastal Mission Programme, saying beneath it, the federal government has taken many steps to guard and maintain coral reefs within the nation. He additionally shared the efforts made by India in direction of attaining land degradation neutrality, and in direction of attainment of world objectives of local weather change mitigation and adaptation.

“India is taking ample motion to fulfill Paris Agreement objectives and is without doubt one of the few nations compliant with it, the ministry mentioned quoting the minister. The EMM G20 meet was chaired by Saudi Arabia’s minister of atmosphere Abdulrahman Al-Fadley.


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