Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 31
India may present the platform whereby all the perfect practices in environmental administration in BRICS international locations may very well be showcased, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar mentioned on Thursday.
Javadekar was talking on the Sixth BRICS Environment Ministers’ assembly that known as for joint efforts to enhance the surroundings and promote the round financial system.
Environment Ministers of the 5 BRICS international locations (Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa) participated within the sixth BRICS Environment Ministers’ Meeting, underneath the presidency of Russia, on Thursday through videoconference.
Representing India, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar mentioned India attaches nice significance to the grouping.
Javadekar additionally elaborated on the efforts made by India in areas referring to sustainable city administration, tackling marine litter, air air pollution and the cleansing of rivers, in response to a press release launched on Friday.
Javadekar mentioned the aspiration of BRICS international locations are related and known as for the sharing of greatest practices among the many BRICS nation in the direction of the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals.
He additionally confused upon the necessity to implement the varied initiatives underneath the BRICS and for the speedy implementation of the BRICS MoU. He mentioned that India may present the platform whereby all the perfect practices in environmental administration in BRICS international locations may very well be showcased, the official assertion added.
Javadekar elaborated on the efforts made by India in areas referring to sustainable city administration, tackling marine litter, air air pollution and the cleansing of rivers.
He mentioned that India believes that Equity, Common however differentiated duties, finance and know-how partnerships are key pillars in the direction of the attainment of worldwide targets of local weather change mitigation and adaptation and India is strolling the speak on Paris Agreement and its Climate commitments.
Highlighting the efforts made by India in controlling Air air pollution, Javadekar mentioned that in 2015 India launched the Air Quality index monitoring in 10 cities, which has now been prolonged to 122 cities.
He additionally mentioned that India, in 2019, launched the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), the objective of which is to cut back particulate air pollution by 20-30 per cent relative to 2017 ranges by 2024.
During the assembly, the necessity for all of the BRICS nations to work as a bunch for the post-2020 Biodiversity framework was additionally emphasised.
The assembly was preceded by the BRICS Working Group assembly.
India will assume the BRICS Presidency in 2021.
Javadekar prolonged an invite to the BRICS nations to take part within the BRICS surroundings conferences.
The assembly adopted the BRICS Environment Ministers’ Statement
It was welcomed by all international locations, as an action-oriented and progressive assertion which exhibits BRICS international locations eagerness to each works mutually and fruitfully.