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Developing Nations Need Independent Energy Mix Choices To Achieve SDGs: India At COP27

Bhupendra Yadav said that most developing countries, just transition cannot be equated with decarbonisation, but with low-carbon development

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Developing countries need independence in their choice of energy mix, and in achieving the sustainable development goals (SDSs), said Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav on Sunday. 

Yadav was speaking at the closing plenary session of the Conference of Parties (COP 27) of the UNFCCC at Sharm El-Sheikh. 

He said that developed countries taking the lead in climate action is therefore a very important aspect of the global just transition.

Yadav welcomed the inclusion of the transition to sustainable lifestyles and sustainable patterns of consumption and production in our efforts to address climate change in the cover decision.

"We note that we are establishing a 4-year work program on climate action in agriculture and food security," he stated. 

The minister also said that agriculture, the mainstay of livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers, will be hard hit by climate change. So, we should not burden them with mitigation responsibilities.

"Indeed, India has kept mitigation in agriculture out of its NDCs. We are also establishing a work program on just transition," as per the minister.  

He said that for most developing countries, just transition cannot be equated with decarbonisation, but with low-carbon development.


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