Global initiative to reduce land degradation

Prakash Javadekar

Chennai: The Environment Ministerial Meeting (EMM) of the G20 countries took place Wednesday through video conferencing under the Presidency of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Representing India, Union Environment, Climate Change and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar said, India has taken significant steps to protect environment and forest and wildlife as well as combating pollution and climate change.

Javadekar said, India is committed to work with G20 nations for a better world. He said, India is blessed with vast bio-diversity and ecosystem. The Minister said, India has been taking measures to enhance coral reef conservation.

He noted that India’s steps towards dealing with climate change have been remarkable and stated that the world has to channel its best practices to deal with climate change and to get concrete results.

The Minister highlighted the efforts made by National Coastal Mission Programme under which government has taken many steps to protect and sustain coral reefs in the country.

He also shared the efforts made by India towards achieving land degradation neutrality, and towards attainment of global goals of climate change mitigation and adaptation.

He said India believes that equity, common but differentiated responsibilities, finance and technology partnerships are key pillars and India is walking the talk on Paris Agreement and its climate commitments.

 

NT Bureau