India is the only country in the G-20 nations which is 2 degrees compliant in keeping with the Nationally Determined Contributions presented in Paris, said Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday.
“The Nationally Determined Contributions we presented in Paris, we’re walking the talk. Among G-20 we are the only country to be following the 2-degree Celsius compliant path of our NDCs,” Javadekar said while delivering the keynote address at the International Energy Agency’s Energy Technology Perspectives 2020.
He said the international energy report is extremely important and has raised many valid issues and pointed out that India has taken many decisive actions in fighting Climate Change, not only at the government level but even at the private level, which shows our commitment and resolve.
“Instead of talking about 2050, we must talk of 2020, of 2030 and 2040 and there needs to be phased targets and countries should be committed to achieve those,” Javadekar appealed.
Highlighting the key role of finances and technology in providing clean energy and enhanced Climate actions, Javadekar said that country-specific, appropriate and affordable technologies are the need of the hour because every climate action comes with a cost.