Countries Must Fulfill Pre-2020 Climate Commitments: India At UN Security Council

Countries Must Fulfill Pre-2020 Climate Commitments: India At UN Security Council

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 India on Tuesday said that the idea of a climate action should not be to move the goal post to 2050 and countries must fulfil their pre-2020 commitments, calling on the global community to view climate change as a "wakeup call" to strengthen multilateralism and seek equitable solutions for a sustainable world.

Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar, addressing the UN Security Council's open debate on 'Maintenance of international peace and security: Addressing climate-related risks to international peace and security'' said the delivery on the commitment by developed countries to jointly mobilise USD 100 billion per year by 2020 in support of climate action in developing countries has been elusive.

"The idea of climate action should not be to move the climate ambition goal post to 2050. It is important for countries to fulfil their pre-2020 commitments. Climate Action needs to go hand-in-hand with the framework for financial, technical and capacity building support to countries that need it," he said.

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