The UK has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Local weather Ambition Summit scheduled subsequent month, in keeping with a British authorities assertion on Thursday.
The December 12 Local weather Ambition Summit will present a platform for leaders who’re prepared to return ahead with bulletins of latest, extra bold nationally decided contributions and long-term methods to web zero, in addition to new local weather finance pledges and impressive adaptation plans.
Throughout a gathering with International Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla in London on Wednesday, Philip Barton, Everlasting Below-Secretary on the UK’s International, Commonwealth and Growth Workplace, “prolonged an invite for Prime Minister Modi to attend the December Local weather Ambition Summit”, the British Excessive Fee in New Delhi stated in a press launch.
The UK, as COP26 (to be held in Glasgow subsequent December) President, the UN and France will host the digital leader-level summit on the five-year anniversary of the Paris Settlement, in partnership with Chile (as COP25 President) and Italy (COP26 accomplice), it stated. The United Nations Local weather Change Convention (COP26) was initially scheduled to be held this month. Nonetheless, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the occasion was postponed to subsequent 12 months.
The historic Paris accord dedicated the US and 187 different international locations to conserving rising world temperatures beneath 2C above pre-industrial ranges and trying to restrict them much more, to a 1.5C rise. The US — the second main producer of all carbon dioxide emissions globally, behind China — on Wednesday formally withdrew from the 2015 Paris Settlement on Local weather Change, a choice initially introduced three years in the past.
Talking after the assembly with Shringla, Barton stated: “India has a particular place in my coronary heart and I do know first-hand the significance of constructing the connection between our two international locations.” “Shringla and I agreed a strengthened UK-India partnership might be a drive for good on the earth, in going through the large worldwide challenges over the subsequent decade, corresponding to local weather change and world safety,” stated Barton, previously Excessive Commissioner to India till August this 12 months. It was Barton’s first high-level assembly with any nation since taking over his new place as head of the UK’s diplomatic and improvement service.
The assembly was the newest in a sequence of high-level UK-India engagements, following the Finance Minister-led Financial and Monetary Dialogue final week and the following digital go to of the Minister for Funding. It precedes a deliberate Excessive Stage Commerce Ministerial in November.
The dialogue centred round how the UK and India will work collectively on their shared ambitions. Future priorities are prone to embrace rising commerce, tackling local weather change, science and know-how and defence, the discharge stated.
The UK and India additionally shared views on the subsequent era of challenges and alternatives, together with assessments of rising world safety threats. Barton and Shringla explored areas for the UK and India to collaborate in multilateral occasions, committing to work intently collectively by the UK’s G7 and COP Presidencies and India’s G20 Presidency in 2022, the discharge stated.