Shri Bhupender Yadav says broader consensus at Petersberg Climate Dialogue over need for drastic cut in global emissions and a global, binding target for expansion of renewables

IAS Prelims 2023

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Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Labour and Employment Shri Bhupender Yadav said the Petersberg Climate Dialogue concluded in Berlin with delegates having worked towards laying the groundwork for joint decisions at COP28. In a series of tweets he said there was a broader consensus over the need for a drastic cut in global emissions & a global, binding target for expansion of renewables.

Shri Yadav said India put forth its side strongly at the discussions. He said as has been underlined by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, at the event it was reiterated that recognising the need for support towards Just, Affordable & Inclusive Energy Transition is crucial in the spirit of leaving no one behind.

Shri Yadav said while following the clean energy pathway, to protect livelihood of local population and local economy, which depend on the existing energy system, focus on diversifying the economy and creation of new livelihood opportunities are required.

Earlier Shri Yadav addressed the session on ‘Strategic Dialogue on Global Stocktake and Roadmap for Global Transformation’.

The Union Minister highlighted that the Global Stocktake outcome should focus on how climate change impacts, actions and responses have a bearing on the developmental priorities of developing countries including eradication of poverty. He said the outcome of the first GST should seek to convey a message on sustainable lifestyles as well as sustainable consumption to inform the next round of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and enhanced international cooperation.



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