India attends Petersberg Climate Dialogue

On April 28, 2020, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate change Shri Prakash Javadekar attended the 11th session of “Petersberg Climate Dialogue” representing India.

Highlights

The dialogue was hosted by Germany. It was co-chaired by United Kingdom. Over 30 countries participated in the dialogue. The dialogue discussed about measures to tackle COVID-19, save lives and to overcome social and economic consequences of the disease. It also discussed about the preparatory steps in moving into the implementation phase of Paris Agreement.

India at the dialogue

India suggested to have a Climate Technology that is open to everyone at affordable cost. India also suggested to create 1 trillion USD grant to the developing world immediately.

About the Dialogue

The Dialogue is being organized by Germany since the failure of Copenhagen Summit in 2009. The dialogue is usually attended by the Environmental Ministers.

Copenhagen Summit

The Copenhagen Summit failed to deliver a climate deal. The 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) is commonly known as Copenhagen Summit. It was held in Copenhagen, Denmark.

At the summit, the Copenhagen Accord was drafted. The Developed countries under the accord agreed to pledge up to 30 billion USD.

Other major UNFCCC

In 2010, the Green Climate Fund was established. In 2012, the Kyoto Protocol was adopted. In 2015, the Paris Agreement was adopted.

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