Bhupender Yadav calls upon the BRICS nations for urgent concrete climate actions
The 9th BRICS Environment Ministers Meeting was held today under the theme of theme, “Advancing Environmental Cooperation amongst BRICS towards the attainment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” through video conferencing under the Presidency of South Africa. Prior to this meeting, a meeting of the senior officials took place on 27th June to finalize the outcome documents, to be adopted during the BRICS Environment Ministerial.
Representing India, the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Bhupender Yadav stated that the Implementation Plan of the BRICS Environment MoU signed in July 2018 can be a platform for exchange of knowledge, information, ideas, best practices, etc. among the BRICS nations.
Shri Yadav called upon the BRICS nations for urgent concrete climate actions, and to intensify the efforts for saving the planet.
The Union Minister elaborated on the efforts made by India for protection of environment and for combatting climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss. He also shared the major initiatives taken by the India under the dynamic leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi.
Highlighting the significance of Mission LiFE, launched by the Prime Minister, Shri Yadav stated that Mission LiFE is also about adopting lifestyle change to tackle climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution at all levels including at the individual level.
Shri Yadav urged that finance and technology partnerships are the key pillars for the BRICS Nations to foster greater efforts to combat climate change and to protect biodiversity while joining hands for ensuring environmental justice; climate justice; fair, just and inclusive transition.