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DUBAI: India has categorically stated that the consensus call for urgent action on fossil fuels is based on national circumstances.
Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav, who represented the country in the COP28 negotiations, clarified this after the conclusion of the meeting.
The Indian team has expressed its satisfaction on the outcome of COP28 in Dubai while underlining that climate contributions of countries under the Paris Agreement are nationallydetermined in nature.
Talking to the press, Yadav clarified that Para 28 of the UAE Consensus, which refers to pathways through which the 1.5-degree goal can be met – like tripling of renewable energy globally by 2030 and transitioning away from fossil fuels – is dependent on respective countries.
The Indian delegation has clarified that the declaration at the end of COP28 has factored in India’s position that climate action must be based on the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities (CBDRRC), in the light of different national circumstances.
At COP28, India emphasised the importance of promoting equity and leveraging requisite actions and support in the future pathways for tackling the climate crisis.