Bangalore International Centre had arranged a talk on “Paris Climate Change negotiations and the Way forward” by Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) &Member of the Prime Minister's Council on Climate Changeon Wednesday, 15th June, 2016 at 6.30 PM. The talk was chaired and moderated by Prof. J Srinivasan, Honorary Professor at Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Divecha Centre for Climate Change at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
It is now recognised that climate change negotiations which took place in Paris was a landmark development. It was hailed by the developing countries as well as the developed world. Dr. Ajay Mathur who was the Chief negotiator in the Indian delegation during the Paris talks, spokeabout the outcomes. Dr. Mathur highlighted the following points during his talk:
- Dr.Mathur pointed out that the Paris Agreement focuses on a long term goal of limiting global temperature rise to much less than 2 Deg C;
- All countries take action, with developed countries taking lead
- Countries pledge action and report in a transparent manner
- Mechanism to enable “ratcheting up” of ambition insubsequent pledges be
- Global technological cooperation – International SolarAlliance and Mission
Innovation be ensured
- Reduce the carbon intensity of its economy in 2030 by 33-35% compared to 2005.
- Install at least 40% non-fossil fuel based electricity generating capacity in 2030
- Enhance forest and tree cover to achieve at least 2.5 billion tonnes per year of
However, Achievement of goals depends on