Javadekar to attend meeting on climate change in US

New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Indian Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said he will be leaving for the US on Friday to attend a meeting on climate change, ahead of the Paris conference in December.

“Tomorrow (Friday), I am leaving for the US to participate in Paris Business Dialogue, Major Economies Forum and Climate Action Discussion. This is an important tool in the build-up to Paris (conference),” the minister said in a statement on Thursday.

He said India will put across its stand on “climate justice, lifestyle, finance technology and long-term and short-term goals”, adding many countries were appreciating what India was “talking” and “doing”.

The 21st session of the conference of the parties (CoP-21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will be held in Paris from November 30 to December 11.

The conference needs to achieve a new international agreement on climate, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2 degree Celsius.

–Indo-Asain News service


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