India on Friday said the promises of climate finance and low-cost technology transfer from developed to developing nations must be fulfilled without delay, and stressed that combating climate change is a shared global challenge.
Speaking at the Major Economies Forum (MEF) on Energy and Climate, convened virtually by US President Joe Biden, Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said development imperatives are as important as combating climate change and no one should be left behind.
“Combating climate change is a shared global challenge. Our response must be based on the fundamental principles of equity and common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities.
“Developing countries have consistently risen to the challenge through enhancement of ambition and acceleration of actions. Climate justice requires that the promises of climate finance and low-cost technology transfer from developed countries to developing countries must be fulfilled without any further delays,” the minister said while representing India.
He said, “The call of science has been consistent. We humans have caused global warming and it is up to us to tackle the climate crisis with resolute actions,” Yadav said.