Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar meets Chinese delegation at CoP in Lima





The Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge), Shri Prakash Javadekar presenting the book on Climate Change authored by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, to the Vice Chairman, NDRC, China, Mr. Xie Zhenhua, at UN Climate Change Conference, in Lima, Peru on December 08, 2014.

Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar meets Chinese delegation at CoP in Lima

Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar held bilateral meeting with Mr. Xie Zhenhua, Vice-Chairman, National Development and Reform Commission, China in Lima, a day before the start of the High Level segment of the COP-20 in Lima, Peru.


The Ministers discussed issues of mutual interest relating to the ongoing negotiations on climate change including the recent Joint Statement between China and United States. They discussed in particular the state of play of negotiations under the Ad-hoc Working Group on Durban Platform and stressed the need to maintain and strengthen the unity of developing countries to achieve an ambitious, comprehensive and equitable outcome of the process.

Both the Ministers emphasized that the outcome of negotiations under the Convention must fully adhere to the principles of equity, Common but Differentiated Responsibilities and respective capabilities. They also agreed that adaptation to climate change represents an urgent global priority and must be given equal emphasis in the new agreement. They also called upon developed countries to urgently fulfill the pledges made by them to provide financial support to developing countries. The Ministers also reiterated their common resolve to continue to work for a positive outcome of the Lima COP and agreed to meet again during the week to share views and coordinate positions.
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BASIC Ministerial meeting held at Lima

Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar held discussions with the Ministers of Brazil, South Africa, and China (BASIC) in a meeting hosted by South Africa, a day prior to the commencement of the High Level Segment of COP-20 in Lima. This was the first Ministerial Meeting of the BASIC during COP-20, following the meeting of BASIC lead negotiators last week.

The Ministers took stock of the ongoing negotiations in COP-20 and resolved to continue to work together to achieve an ambitious and positive outcome of the COP-20 in Lima, while preserving and strengthening the unity of developing countries to protect their common interests.

The BASIC Ministers had earlier met in South Africa in October this year and in India in August 2014.
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Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar holds meeting with the US delegation at CoP, Lima

Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar held bilateral meeting with the Head of the delegation of the United States, Senator Todd, in the COP 20 of the UNFCCC being held in Lima, Peru.

Both the leaders discussed issues related to Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC), pre 2020 ambitions and elements of the 2015 agreements including mitigation, adaptation, technology transfer framework and capacity building. Shri Javadekar informed that the target of 20,000 MW Solar Energy production had been increased to 100 GW during next 5 years which would save huge amount of coal. The Minister also emphasized that review of targets under INDC by other countries was not acceptable. He highlighted that principle of Common but differentiated Responsibility (CBDR) should be at heart of the Paris Agreement. During the meeting, Shri Javadekar also reiterated the need for technology upgradation through joint collaborative research and expressed concern at the availability of limited Carbon Space for the growth imperatives of developing countries. The US delegation indicated that 1992 Annexes of the convention need to be redefined. Both the delegations agreed to continue to work jointly to make the outcome of Lima COP positive and acceptable.
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