CM expresses concern over GOI stand in Copenhagen summit, writes to PM

Published By : Admin | December 13, 2009 | 10:23 IST
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Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi today wrote a letter to Prime Minister expressing his concern over the stand to be taken by India in the Copenhagen Summit on Climate Change. He quoted that Shri Jayaram Ramesh, MOS Forest & Environment has referred to an analysis by the Planning Commission of India based on which India is likely to commit reduction in carbon intensity to the extent of 25% up to the year 2020.

Shri Narendra Modi pointed out to the Prime Minister that majority of the activities in relation to reduction in the carbon emissions are directly linked to State Governments. It will have a major impact on Energy sector, Industrial sector, Agricultural sector and Urban sector. Any announcement in the Climate Change policy matters will have long term impact on various developmental activities initiated by the State Governments. The Chief Minister requested the Prime Minister that State Government should be actively involved in preparation for any policy frame-work with reference to emission standards since it will have major impact not only on the development activities but also on the future of Five Year Plans of the country. The country needs an integrated strategy on Climate Change which needs open discussions with the State Governments.

The Chief Minister also requested the Prime Minister to make available to the States the Analysis Report prepared by Planning Commission based upon which Government of India is likely to make announcement in the Copenhagen. At the same time Mr. Modi assured the Prime Minister that challenges of Climate Change has been accorded high priority by his government and he has created a separate department of Climate Change directly under his supervision. But, his major concern was that the State Governments are being left out of the consultation while evolving Climate Change Policy may hamper developmental agenda of the States covering a number of areas with the direct burden on individual citizens.

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President of the 77th Session of United Nations General Assembly H.E. Mr. Csaba Korosi calls on PM Narendra Modi
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Mr. Csaba Korosi lauds India’s transformational initiatives for communities, including in the area of water resource management and conservation
Mr. Csaba Korosi speaks about the importance of India being at the forefront of efforts to reform global institutions
PM appreciates PGA’s approach based on science and technology to find solutions to global problems
PM emphasises the importance of reforming the multilateral system, including the UN Security Council, so as to truly reflect contemporary geopolitical realities

The President of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), H.E. Mr. Csaba Korosi called on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today.

During the meeting, Mr. Csaba Korosi lauded India’s transformational initiatives for communities, including in the area of water resource management and conservation. Acknowledging India’s efforts towards Reformed Multilateralism, Mr. Csaba Korosi underscored the importance of India being at the forefront of efforts to reform global institutions.

Prime Minister thanked Mr. Csaba Korosi for making India his first bilateral visit since assuming office. He appreciated Mr. Csaba Korosi’s approach based on science and technology to find solutions to global problems. He assured Mr. Csaba Korosi of India’s fullest support to his Presidency initiatives during the 77th UNGA including the UN 2023 Water Conference.

Prime Minister emphasised the importance of reforming the multilateral system, including the UN Security Council, so as to truly reflect contemporary geopolitical realities.