India has reiterated its demand and cautioned developed nations to not to make any changes or introduce new agenda at last moments and stick to the plan if the big players want to make the crucial climate change conference in Paris to be held later this year a “success”.
Environment Minister Prakash Javedkar appealed to the developed nations that the meeting should not be “rewritten”. “We should not forget that what will lapse is the Kyoto Protocol and not the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). We should not try to rewrite the convention. Annexes are part of the convention’s basic structure stemming from historical responsibility of countries,” said Javedkar at the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate Change at Luxembourg.
He wants Paris event to be a huge success where every country would take their own actions but in accordance with the universal benefit. “Let Paris be an event for celebration of a universal, yet differentiated new agreement, where every country takes action which it determines on its own. Such collective action will address the challenge of climate change,” Javadekar said. He further added, that we should not rewrite the Convention, however, Annexes are part of the Convention’s basic structure.
His entire speech was focused on the developed nations introducing new agenda at last hour. India wants all the developed nations to adhere to pre-2020 action plan that enables developing countries to contribute on their will along with their plan for INDCs. On contribution of developing countries, Javedkar said that earlier the developing nations weren’t authorized to take any action, but the new climate meet will allow all countries to commit to some action.