NEW DELHI: Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday called for immediate scaling of ambition in Kyoto Protocol second commitment period and its early ratification by all Kyoto Protocol Parties during a meeting with visiting UK Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change Edward Davey.
At the one-on-one with the UK leader,which took place ahead of 2015 Legal Agreement on Climate Change, Javadekar mentioned that the technology mechanism must be made fully operational and suggested that the funds from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) be used to purchase Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of climate friendly technologies and provided to the developing countries free of cost.
The two sides also discussed the various aspects of climate change, including the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC), GCF and other issues related to the Kyoto Protocol. Besides, the ministers discussed the sharing of the scientific data through the use of appropriate technology, in order, to provide the intended benefits to the stakeholders concerned.
“India would continue to play a proactive role on the issue of climate change and has already announced a voluntary 2020 mitigation goal of reducing the emissions’ intensity of its GDP by 20-25 per cent over the 2005 levels by 2020,” he said.
During his meeting with Davey, Javadekar gave an overview of some of the key initiatives that had been outlined in the Union Budget to address the global challenge posed by climate change. He said the initiatives such as allocation of `500 crore for setting up Ultra Mega Solar Projects in Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Ladakh are intended to promote renewable energy.
Besides, `100 crore for establishing ‘National Adaptation Fund’ for climate change; allocation of `100 crore for Ultra-Modern Super Critical Coal-based and allocation of `400 crore fore solar power Thermal Power Technology is provided in the budget.