Tribune News Service
New Delhi, December 11
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said that recent independent assessment of India’s climate action, like the UNEP report, suggested that India’s emissions grew just 1.4 % in 2019.
The Climate transparency report stated that India is the only G20 nation that is compliant to limiting average temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius, establishing that country is walking the talk, said Javadekar.
Recent independent assessment of India’s #ClimateAction like the @UNEP report that said that India’s emissions grew just 1.4 % in 2019, & the Climate transparency report stating that India is only G20 nation that is 2 degree compliant, establishes that India is walking the talk. pic.twitter.com/5mYLOhIsji
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) December 11, 2020
Javadekar said that even though India is historically not responsible for climate change, the country is taking steps to reduce its emissions as a responsible member of the global community.
“Climate change isn’t an overnight phenomenon…it has taken the last 100 years,” he said on the eve of the signing of the fifth Paris Agreement.
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, and to make efforts to limit it even further to 1.5 Celsius.