Bonn, November 7: Indian delegation led by Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has inaugurated the India Pavilion at 23rd Conference of Parties (COP-23) at Bonn in Germany on Monday. Taking India’s message forward, the theme for COP 23 is Conserving Now, Preserving Future. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) being held at the Bonn, Germany from November 6-17.
Expressing happiness over the India Pavilion at COP-23 Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that India has been ambitious in its climate change actions, and expects other countries also to be ambitious based on their historical responsibility on the basis of equity and Common But Differentiated Responsibilities. He invited all participants to be active members of discussions, deliberations, and sessions scheduled at the India Pavilion.
Additional Secretary of MoEF&CC, Arun Kumar Mehta said that India will be organizing 20 sessions over the next 11 days, which will cover all the important issues for climate change adaptation and mitigation. He added that presentations and panel discussions involving experts from both public and private spheres will be hosted.
Under the themes of Climate Justice and Sustainable Lifestyles, the India Pavilion at COP 21, Paris and COP 22, Marrakesh showcased climate change related activities. This year at COP 23, the India Pavilion from November 6-17, focuses on India’s positive climate actions in adaptation, mitigation, clean technology innovation’ and renewable energy.
The inauguration of India Pavilion was attended by the partner ministries, government departments, multilateral and bilateral partners, industry associations, Non-Government Organisations and Civil Society Organisations and others.