Ahead of UN meet, India to showcase climate strategies

Farm sector contributes 17.6 per cent to Green House Gas emissions

Updated - March 24, 2016 04:21 pm IST

Published - October 02, 2015 02:07 am IST - NEW DELHI:

For nearly a week now nine Ministries related to climate change have been preparing to publicly demonstrate the strategies adopted by them to counter the effects of climate change.

There is an urgency to the issue as the Prime Minister's Office impressed upon the Ministries: India has to demonstrate to the world its efforts at tackling impacts of climate change in various sectors ahead of the UNFCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) Conference of Parties (CoP) 21 later this year.

After several meetings the PMO set a schedule for the Ministries to come up with details of their efforts and strategies.

On Friday the government is releasing its Intended National Determination Commitment document which will outline the initiatives taken by India for reducing GHG emissions ahead of the Paris conference in which the participating countries are expected to reach an international agreement to tackle climate change by 2050. At Paris, heads of States are expected to agree on a post-2020 plan that will guide future actions.

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