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Red-tapism Bane Of Bureaucracies; Doesn't Spare UN System Either: Yadav

Three critical projects on fulfilling reporting requirements under the UNFCCC and Paris Agreement have not yet taken off, even one year after its approval by Global Environment Facility (GEF)

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Union Minister of Environment Forest and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav on Thursday said that red-tapism is the bane of all bureaucracies and it does not even spare the system of the United Nations (UN).

"I am given to understand that three critical projects on fulfilling reporting requirements under the UNFCCC and Paris Agreement have not yet taken off, even one year after its approval by Global Environment Facility (GEF). Such delays are strictly avoidable," he said.

The concerned UN agency may kindly take note, and I request that these projects may definitely be launched in the coming month, Yadav added while addressing the special meeting of the UN Country Team (UNCT) on CoP 27.

He further said that the cover decision of COP-27, called the Sharm el-Sheikh implementation plan, notes the importance of the transition to sustainable lifestyles and sustainable patterns of consumption and production for efforts to combat climate change. India seeks to involve a billion people in this global mass movement of Mission LiFE. We made a start, with several LiFE-related events at the India Pavilion during COP27.

Developing countries retain the right to choose their energy mix and in achieving the SDGs. Just transition is not just an issue for individual countries, it is also about a global just transition, the minister said.

"Developed countries taking the lead in climate action is therefore a very important aspect of the global just transition," he added.


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