Delhi

Kejriwal to address climate change summit via video conferencing

He was denied clearance by the MEA to fly to Copenhagen

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will on Friday address the C40 Climate Change Summit through video conferencing, the Delhi government said in a statement.

An eight-member delegation led by Mr. Kejriwal was denied necessary clearance by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to fly to Copenhagen to be part of the event, as per a communication shared by the Ministry with the Delhi government on Wednesday.

“Mr. Kejriwal has accepted the request of the summit organisers to deliver his address through video conferencing in the session titled ‘Breathe deeply, city solutions for clean air.’ The Chief Minister will also address a joint press conference through video conferencing with mayors of six major world cities at 12 noon on Friday,” the government said.

According to the government, Mr. Kejriwal is expected to share his experiences on how Delhi has been successful in reducing air pollution by 25 % during the last five years.

“The Chief Minister is also likely to share the experience of how Delhi became the first city in the world to successfully implement the ‘odd-even’ experiment for restricting vehicular traffic on the roads of the city, which led to a reduction in air pollution in Delhi,” the statement added.

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