Tribune News Service
New Delhi, December 11
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has said even though India is historically not responsible for climate change, it is taking steps to reduce emissions as a responsible member of the global community, walking the talk on climate action and is among the few countries which have complied to the Paris Agreement.
Recent independent assessment of India’s climate action like UNEP report, which said India’s emissions grew just 1.4 per cent in 2019 and the climate transparency report stating that it is the only G-20 nation that is 2 degree compliant establishes India is walking the talk, the Environment Minister said on the eve of the signing of the fifth Paris Agreement. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the global climate summit tomorrow on its fifth anniversary.
Under the 2015 Paris Agreement, countries have committed to a long-term goal of limiting average temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.