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BRICS countries approve "New Delhi Declaration", India emphasizes climate equity

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Tuesday, 31st August 2021

At the seventh meeting of the 2021 BRICS Ministerial Conference on Environment held on Friday, India emphasized the need to address the global environment and climate change under the guidance of equity, national priorities and national conditions, and the principles of “common but differentiated”. Concrete and collective global action. ''. Respective responsibilities and capabilities (CBDRRC).


The Ministers of the Environment adopted the "New Delhi Environmental Declaration", which aims to promote the continuity, consolidation, and consensus spirit of cooperation among the BRICS countries on environmental issues.


BRICS is an acronym for Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. It is called an emerging economy and is fighting for climate justice in global negotiations.


India's Minister of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav chaired the meeting in New Delhi, Sushma Swaraj Bhawan, while other environment ministers from the BRICS countries also participated in the virtual meeting. On August 26, the BRICS Environmental Joint Working Group held a meeting before this meeting and added a statement from the Ministry of Environment.


Yadav said that 2021 will be a very critical year not only for the BRICS countries but also for the entire world because the United Nations COP 15 Biodiversity Conference was held in October and the Annual Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP26) was held in November. He emphasized that the BRICS countries can play a very important role in responding to contemporary global challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, air pollution, and marine plastic waste.


Refer to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 1 The latest findings of the sixth assessment report "Climate Change in 2021: Natural Science" stated: "The report has sent enough signals. This may be the final signal to take concrete and collective global actions to address environmental challenges and global climate".


Reported to the BRICS ministerial level that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India today leads by example in renewable energy, sustainable habitats, the creation of carbon sinks by increasing forest and tree cover, and the transition to sustainable transportation. , Mobility, mobilizing the private sector to undertake climate commitments, etc.


He also emphasized the importance of resource efficiency and circular economy, protection of wildlife and marine species or biodiversity, as well as specific actions taken by India on climate change and biodiversity. He said: "As a biodiversity hotspot, the BRICS countries can tell the world how we have protected such a huge diversity since ancient times, and they can also play a very important role in the fight against the Covid19 pandemic."

BRICS 2021 The key areas proposed in the declaration of the Minister of National Environment are guided by themes, and these themes may have priority at COP 15 and COP 26, the statement added.


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