India on Tuesday asserted that all future actions on climate change must be firmly rooted in climate justice and issues like adopting a sustainable lifestyle will be central to its course of action.
Environment minister Anil Madhav Dave made the assertion in his meeting with Conference of Parties (COP22) president and Moroccan foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar on the sidelines of the crucial climate summit here as they discussed a wide range of issues, which will come up for consideration over the next few days.
Dave also held deliberations with Mezouar on enhancing cooperation between the two countries especially in the renewable energy sector.
“Dave told the COP president that India believes that all future actions must be firmly rooted in climate justice and issues like adopting sustainable lifestyle and Common But Differentiated Responsibilities (CBDR) will remain central to India’s course of action,” an official statement said.
Dave also proposed to Mezouar that in his capacity as the head of the current climate summit, a ‘call from Marrakesh’, will be a good sign for streamlining actions envisioned by the global community.
Mezouar also appreciated India’s initiative in “stitching together a formidable” International Solar Alliance (ISA), which will be open to signing from Tuesday.
“Mezouar also expressed his desire to further enhance the cooperation between India and Morocco, especially in the renewable energy sector, so that energy becomes affordable for the poor and vulnerable population of the two countries,” the statement said.
Both the leaders also discussed enhancing South-South Cooperation among other issues during the meeting.
The CoP22 started on November 7 and will go on till November 18 as nations continue their work on strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, with the central focus on enhancing ambition, promoting implementation and providing support.
Dave had on Monday said that India wants a broad outline or roadmap for the implementation of the Paris agreement to be finalised at the ongoing crucial climate change conference.
He had said that India will push the world for adopting a low carbon lifestyle during discussions.