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India’s Pledge for a Greener Future: Minister Yadav Addresses COP28 in Dubai..

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The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change  Bhupender Yadav today presented India’s National Statement at COP28 in Dubai, UAE. Minister Yadav commended the session’s theme as the “COP for Action.” The operationalization of the Loss and Damage Fund on the opening day underscored the commitment to practical measures.Minister Yadav highlighted India’s active role in the global fight against climate change, emphasizing the intertwined relationship between people and the planet. He referenced Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to join Mission LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment) as a proof to India’s action-oriented approach. At COP28, India introduced the Green Credit Initiative, fostering a global platform for innovative environmental programs.

The Minister proudly shared India’s achievements, notably the reduction in emission intensity and surpassing the 2030 targets ahead of schedule. The nation’s commitment to climate action was further demonstrated by achieving 40% of electric installed capacity through non-fossil fuel sources.India’s international endeavors, such as the International Solar Alliance and the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure, were spotlighted. Minister Yadav also highlighted the Global Biofuel Alliance, launched during the G20 leaders’ meeting in New Delhi, aiming to promote global collaboration for biofuel adoption.

Looking forward to COP28 outcomes, Minister Yadav expressed optimism about the Global Stock-take providing valuable inputs for enhanced climate action. Stressing the importance of resource mobilization under the New Collective Quantified Goal, he emphasized meeting the needs of developing countries and called for developed nations to take the lead in ambitious climate action for equity and climate justice.

In conclusion, Minister Yadav called for trust and confidence in the principles and processes of the convention and the Paris Agreement. He urged global collaboration for a greener, cleaner, and healthier planet, emphasizing that we share one Earth, one family, and one future. 

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