On April 28, 2020 Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar participates in 1st virtual which is 11th session of Petersberg Climate Dialogue 2020 along with 30 other countries representatives & ministers.It was co-chaired by Germany and the United Kingdom(UK)
- To discuss the ways and means to tackle the challenge to restore the economies and societies after COVID-19, enhance joint flexibility, catalyse climate action & support the most vulnerable in particular.
Discussions made by Prakash Javadekar
i.The world is united to find a vaccine for the novel Coronavirus likewise should unite towards making climate technology open source & available at affordable cost.
ii.On the Climate finance issue, the world needs more & recommended to plan for USD 1 trillion in grants to the developing world immediately.
iii.Highlighted on how COVID-19 has taught to survive on less & world must think about adopting more sustainable consumption patterns in line with requirements of sustainable lifestyles.
iv.Mentioned about India’s nationally determined contributions over the ten-year period are ambitious and are in line with the Paris Agreement’s temperature goal & world’s opportunity today to accelerate renewable energy deployment and create new green jobs in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sector.
Gist about the dialogue
i.It has been hosted by Germany since 2010 to provide a forum for informal high-level political discussions, which focus on climate negotiations and the advancement of climate action.
ii.It was co-chaired by Germany and the United Kingdom(UK), the incoming Presidency of the 26th Conference of Parties (COP 26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
iii.The dialogue comes at a particular period when countries are tackling the COVID-19 pandemic to save lives, overcoming social and economic consequences of the pandemic & preparing to move into the implementation phase of Paris Agreement under UNFCCC in the post-2020 period.
Prakash Javadekar participated in a Indo German bilateral meeting
He participated in an Indo German bilateral meeting through video conference with Svenja Schulze, Minister, Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany. It was just held before the Petersberg Climate Dialogue.
- Discussion Covered– Range of issues which covers climate change, conservation of biodiversity and technical cooperation with Germany & the situation in both countries arising from the COVID 19 pandemic, and recovery efforts