27th Session of Conference of Parties of UNFCCC (COP 27) begins in Egypt

The 27th Session of Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 27) began on Sunday at Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt. The conference will continue till 18th of November. It will build on the outcomes of COP26 to deliver action on issues which are critical to tackling the climate emergency. The conference will focus on three main areas, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, helping countries to prepare and deal with climate change and securing technical support and funding for developing countries for climate activities. The COP27 seeks renewed solidarity between countries, to deliver on the landmark Paris Agreement, for people and the planet.

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Bhupender Yadav is leading the Indian delegation at the conference. Mr. Yadav said, the world has gathered to deliberate on sustainable ways to fight Climate Change. He said, COP27 should be ‘COP of Action’ with key deliverables having a specific focus on defining Climate Finance, outcomes on Adaptation and Loss & Damage.

At COP 27, countries have come together to take action towards achieving the world collective climate goals as agreed under the Paris agreement and the convention. Heads of States and Government will attend the conference. India is fully engaged with the process and is supportive of the efforts by Government of Egypt for substantive outcomes at COP 27. India is committed to both domestic action and multilateral cooperation on climate change, and will continue to fight all global environmental concerns in the call to protect humanity’s planetary home. It is looking forward to substantial progress on the discussions related to climate finance and clarity on its definition. The goal of 100 billion US Dollar per year of climate finance by 2020 and every year thereafter through till 2025 is yet to be achieved.

India will emphasize again on its invitation to all countries to join the LiFE movement – Lifestyle for Environment, a pro-people and pro-planet effort. It seeks to shift the world from mindless and wasteful consumption to mindful and deliberate utilization of natural resources.

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