India extends full support to the UK for a successful COP26 to be held in Glasgow in November
India has extended full support to the UK for hosting COP26, in Glasgow in November 2021, stating that India is always committed to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Framework and its Paris Agreement, and hence will work constructively for successful and balanced outcome at COP26.
The Environment Minister had a detailed meeting with Mr. Alok Sharma, COP26 President-Designate, UK in New Delhi on 18th August, wherein they discussed issues relating to climate change, COP26, India-UK 2030 Roadmap, and other related matters. India’s support for UK for COP26 was conveyed by the Environment minister during this meeting.
COP26 President-Designate, UK, Alok Sharma sought the support of India on the COP 26 Initiatives launched by the UK and for a successful COP at Glasgow and acknowledged India’s leadership role. Both the leaders also exchanged views on important climate negotiation agenda items to be deliberated in the upcoming COP26 at Glasgow.
“India believes that Climate actions must be nationally determined and strongly advocates that the differentiation and operationalization of flexibility provided in the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement for developing countries should be at the core of decision-making” emphasized Shri Yadav reiterating India’s focus on climate justice while fighting climate change.
The Environment Minister also mentioned about the global initiatives spearheaded by India for tackling climate change viz. Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT), Coalition on Coalition Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) and International Solar Alliance (ISA).