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UK secretary of State for International Trade and India’s Environment Minister discuss India-UK collaboration on climate change and the 2030 Roadmap

Shri Bhupender Yadav, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change had an in-person meeting with the UK Secretary of State for International Trade & COP26 Presidency Champion on Adaptation and Resilience, the RT Hon Anne-Marie Belinda Trevelyan on 12th January 2022.

In the meeting, they discussed issues relating to India’s new commitments at COP 26, India-UK collaboration on climate change and the India-UK 2030 Roadmap.

In the Meeting, Shri. Yadav recalled the five nectar elements “Panchamrit” announced by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at the sidelines of COP 26. He also mentioned the two joint initiatives launched by UK and India, viz.  One Sun One World One Grid (OSOWOG) and Infrastructure for Resilient Island States (IRIS).

The Environment Minister also mentioned the role of the Developed Countries in combatting climate change, especially with regard to climate finance, technology transfer, and other implementation support, as mandated by the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement.

“Historical cumulative emissions, high per capita annual emissions, equity and common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capacities (CBDR-RC) of UNFCCC for climate action are essential while we move ahead with the implementation of the NDCs and Paris Agreement goals.”, stated Shri Yadav during the meet.

Further, the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change mentioned the initiatives taken by India for tackling climate change, which will also contribute towards India’s New Climate Goals announced by our Prime Minister. The major sectors include Renewable Energy, Green Hydrogen, e-mobility, etc. He also emphasised the crucial role of the private sector in India’s efforts towards a credible pathway of low-carbon development to eventual net zero.

Both sides discussed how to further strengthen partnership in  R&D of cutting-edge technologies and the transfer of proven technologies to drive low carbon pathways. Both sides will also explore continuing to work on the success of COP26 by delivering concrete actions to achieve our commitments, through our bilateral cooperation.

Disclaimer : This is an official press release by PIB.

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