India, France announce long-term strategies on climate change

India, France announce long-term strategies on climate change

India and France will be developing their long-term strategies on climate change by 2020, according to a joint statement provided by the Ministry of External Affairs. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in France for the G7 Summit where he had a bilateral meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron.

“India and France, under European Union, will develop by 2020 their long-term strategies for low-greenhouse gas emission development, taking into account their common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, in light of different national circumstances, and reflecting the highest possible level of national ambition, in line with the Paris Agreement,” read the MEA statement.

Long-term strategies (LTS) basically mean 2050 climate targets. Some of the developed and developing countries have already announced LTS 2050 plans of net zero emissions. China has been developing this and is likely to announce soon. Read More

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