Climate: responsibility of developed nations stressed

Union Minister of State for Environment Prakash Javadekar has stressed on the responsibility of developed countries to finance climate mitigation actions.

Speaking at the Major Economies Forum in New York on Monday, he said the basic principles and provisions of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) would apply to all aspects of the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC). Any review of domestically determined contributions would not be acceptable to many countries including India, he affirmed.

Mr. Javadekar said the implementation by developed countries of their commitments on finance and technology transfer under the UNFCCC would be an essential pre-requisite and foundation for enhancing the actions and contributions of developing countries, according to an official text of his speech at the Forum. The INDCs or expected commitments from countries are expected to be fused into the new climate treaty next year in Paris. The Minister said all countries agreed to submit INDCs by next March.

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