Prakash Javadekar held bilateral meeting with the Head of the delegation of the United States
INVC NEWS Lima Peru , Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar held bilateral meeting with the Head of the delegation of the United States, Senator Todd, in the COP 20 of the UNFCCC being held in Lima, Peru. Both the leaders discussed issues related to Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC), pre 2020 ambitions and elements of the 2015 agreements including mitigation, adaptation, technology transfer framework and capacity building. Shri Javadekar informed that the target of 20,000 MW Solar Energy production had been increased to 100 GW during next 5 years which would save huge amount of coal. The Minister also emphasized that review of targets under INDC by other countries was not acceptable. He highlighted that principle of Common but differentiated Responsibility (CBDR) should be at heart of the Paris Agreement. During the meeting, Shri Javadekar also reiterated the need for technology upgradation through joint collaborative research and expressed concern at the availability of limited Carbon Space for the growth imperatives of developing countries. The US delegation indicated that 1992 Annexes of the convention need to be redefined. Both the delegations agreed to continue to work jointly to make the outcome of Lima COP positive and acceptable.