India Looks to Rope in China, Emerging Markets to Push Paris Climate Deal, Seeks $100B From Rich Nations
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
By Samrat Sharma
Ministers from BASIC nations have urged the developed countries to undertake ambitious actions to reduce emissions and to fulfill their financial commitments.
India has urged China, Brazil, and South Africa to stand united to achieve wider acceptance for the Paris agreement, as it looks to take a lead role in the global action against climate change. “Brazil, South Africa, India, and China put together has one-third of the world’s geographical area and nearly 40% of the global population and when we unitedly speak in one voice, it shows our determination,” said Prakash Javadekar in the 28th Ministerial meeting on climate change in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He further added that the BASIC nations — India, China, Brazil, and South Africa could play an important role in making the Paris agreement universally accepted in its true letter and spirit, according to a statement by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
Photo courtesy of Sudipto Sarkar.