Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Union Minister for Environment Forest and Climate change participated in Ministerial Meeting of Like Minded Developing Countries (LMDC)
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21 OCT 2022 9:27PM by PIB Delhi
Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Bhupender Yadav participated in the virtual Ministerial Meeting of the Like Minded Developing Countries (LMDC) titled ‘Preparations for COP 27 on Climate Change – Expectations and Challenges’ on Friday 21st October 2022.
The Union Minister highlighted the challenges arising out of climate change being faced in the year gone by. He pointed out that the unmistakable imprint of global warming can be seen in the numerous extreme weather events and natural disasters in several regions of all continents. He impressed upon the urgency of climate action on the participating countries.
Shri. Yadav spoke up in support of the Egyptian Presidency for COP27, as a LMDC friend and partner-nation. He appreciated that COP 27 is rightfully christened the “COP of Implementation.” He particularly welcomed this stating that the widening gap between the pledges made at COP26 by the developed countries and the actions taken in response was more than evident to the World at large.
Mr. Yadav expressed his disappointment about the developed countries having turned back to enhanced use of fossil fuel, and urged that the cumulative emissions of every country or carbon budget partaken, must be within their fair and equitable share.
The Union Minister encouraged the LMDC colleagues to step forward at COP27, to support the Egyptian Presidency, prepare a plan of action in respect of adaptation and loss and damage, the two issues at the centre of all developing nations’ attention.
He also expressed regret on the ever-unfulfilled goal of mobilization of USD 100 billion per year. He said that the developed countries must be asked to show the roadmap on achieving this. On the matter of climate finance, he also clearly stated that the definition of climate finance must be determined.
The Union Minister emphatically stated that the Work Programme on Enhanced Ambition in Mitigation and Implementation, cannot be allowed to change the goals of the Paris Agreement. Instead, under the Work Programme best practices, new technologies and new modes of collaboration for technology transfer and the capacity building may be discussed.
He referred to the implementation mechanisms under the Paris Agreement such as the global stocktake, the second periodic review, the provision of updating Parties nationally determined contributions and submission of Parties’ long-term low emissions development strategies, must be allowed to play their due role. He stated that these are important agenda, with a futuristic perspective and must be dealt with in a balanced way, based in Equity and CBDR-RC, and these founding principles of climate change need to be elaborated more clearly, in the decisions of COP 27.
Shri. Yadav, requested all countries to join the movement for L.I. F. E, Lifestyle for the Environment, a pro-people and pro-planet effort, that seeks to shift the world from mindless and wasteful consumption to mindful and deliberate utilization of natural resources. He informed the LMDC that the LiFE Mission was launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 20th October, 2022. The Prime Minister was joined by the UN Secretary General, Mr. António Guterres at the launch.
The Ministerial meeting was hosted by the Plurinational State of Bolivia ahead of the upcoming 27th Climate Change Conference of Parties, to be held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from November 6 to November 18, 2022. A joint-ministerial statement was endorsed by the LMDC Ministers during the meeting. LMDC comprises of around 18 developing countries from Asia and other regions.
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