India to summit INDCs on reducing emissions next week

India to summit INDCs on reducing emissionsIndia will submit “comprehensive and balanced” Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) on reducing emissions next week to coincide with the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has said. “If human intervention has caused climate change, then human instinct and intelligence will bring out solutions,” Javadekar told PTI.

India will submit its INDCs in Bonn on October 1 and will declare it in New Delhi, just in time for the deadline for nations to submit their commitments and coinciding with Gandhi’s anniversary.

Javadekar said Gandhi, along the first thinkers on environment, keenly talked about conservation lifestyle and sustainable development and practices.

“India’s INDCs will be comprehensive, balanced and ambitious enough. We are covering mitigation, adaptation and finance technology,” he said.

He said that India’s action will reflect on all fronts including increasing renewables, lowering emission and energy intensity, building resilience capacity in states, having more carbon sync, development of newer technologies and capacity building of vulnerable countries and Least Developed Countries.
He said that India wants to be a part of the solution to climate change.

Javadekar earlier attended a high-level luncheon meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on climate action attended by other heads of state and Foreign Ministers including US Secretary of State John Kerry and French President Francois Hollande.

Javadekar said climate finance will be key to the success of the Paris summit in December on driving at a climate change agreement.

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