New Delhi: Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav on Friday called upon BRICS nations to play a significent role in combating the global environmental and climate change challenges.
“BRICS led initiatives should be country-driven and voluntary in approach, and underlined the need for international cooperation and multilateralism”Bhupender Yadav said, while addressing the 8th BRICS Environment Ministers Meeting.
The meeting was held virtually under Presidency of People’s Republic of China. The theme of the Meeting was “Foster High-Quality BRICS Partnership, Usher in a New Era for Global Development”.
Ministers and delegates from Brazil, Russia and South Africa also participated in the meeting.
Yadav also highlighted historical responsibility of developed countries for consuming the carbon budget and said, the developed countries must fulfill their commitments on climate finance and transfer of technology.
During the discussion on Join Hands to facilitate geen and low-carbon development, the Minister stated that existing BRICS initiatives can also contribute towards promoting sustainable and low-carbon development.
“Solar energy, industry transition, infrastructure and climate resilience are areas, where BRICS Countries may explore cooperation” he added.
The Joint Statement for the 8th BRICS Environment Ministers meeting was also adopted in the meeting after hectic deliberation among the BRICS Nations.