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India extends full support to UK for COP26 to be held in Glasgow in November


World needs higher concrete actions in terms of climate finance and technology transfer by the developed countries.

Stating that India is always committed to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change#(UNFCCC) Framework and its Paris Agreement, and will work constructively for successful and balanced outcome at COP26, Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav extended India’s full support to the UK for COP26 to be held in Glasgow in November this year.

The Environment Minister had a detailed meeting with Alok Sharma , COP26 President-Designate, UK in New Delhi wherein they discussed issues relating to climate change, COP26, India-UK 2030 Roadmap, and other related matters. “India believes that Climate actions must be nationally determined and strongly advocates that the differentiation and operationalisation of flexibility provided in the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement for developing countries should be at the core of decisionmaking” emphasized Yadav reiterating Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s focus on climate justice while fighting climate change.

Also, during the meeting, discussions were held on the need of increasing storage capacity in view of India’s ambitious target of having 450 GW of installed Renewable Capacity by 2030.The UK side was invited to participate in the upcoming bids for Green Hydrogen and lithium-ion and the UK expresses willingness for collaborating with India on Green Hydrogen.

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