India attends 11th session of Petersberg Climate Dialogue

India attends the 11th session of Petersberg Climate Dialogue. Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate change, Prakash Javadekar representing India in the first virtual Petersberg Climate Dialogue. The dialogue was hosted by Germany. It was co-chaired by the United Kingdom.

11th Session of Petersberg Climate Dialogue held via video conferencing. Over 30 countries participated in the dialogue. The dialogue discussed measures to tackle COVID-19, save lives and to overcome social and economic consequences of the disease.

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Role of India in the Dialogue:

India suggested having a Climate Technology that is open to everyone at an affordable cost. India also suggested creating 1 trillion USD grant to the developing world immediately.

What is the Copenhagen Summit?

The Copenhagen Summit failed to deliver a climate deal. The 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) is commonly known as the Copenhagen Copenhagen Summit. It was held in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Dialogue is being organized by Germany since the failure of the Copenhagen Summit in 2009. The dialogue is usually attended by the Environmental Ministers.

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  • Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change: Babul Supriyo.

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