India will achieve climate action plans: Javadekar

New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Ahead of the global environment summit in Paris, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday exuded confidence that India would be able to achieve its “climate action plans” with cooperation from all stakeholders.

“INDCs can be achieved with partnership of all stakeholders. It is India’s vision and now the corporate vision is part of it. Once the needed technological cooperation is in place, the INDCs can be undoubtedly achieved,” he said while addressing a national seminar on ‘Delhi to Paris: Corporate Vision on Climate Change’, organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) here.

On October 2, India submitted its 38-page climate action plans – also known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) – for the Paris conference, set to begin on November 30, in which it pledged to cut emission intensity by 33-35 percent over next 15 years.

The submission would serve as the basis of negotiating a new international agreement, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global warming below two degrees Celsius.

Stressing on importance of sharing of technology for adaptation and mitigation of climate change, Javadekar said: “It (technology) must be available without barriers to all those who want to use it.”

He said the India’s INDCs were appreciated all over the world and called upon developed countries to pledge more for combating the climate change.

In a special address, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said innovation was the need of the hour, and called upon corporate India to deeper their engagements for the purpose.

Speaking on the occasion, TERI’s senior director (Sustainable Development Outreach) Annapurna Vancheswaran said: “For the first time, Indian industry will be leading climate action and reinforcing India’s commitment in Paris with a difference. Indian companies will showcase their best practices not to brand themselves but to boost the competitiveness of their respective sectors.”

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