Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Bhupender Yadav met H.E. Mr Francesco La Camera Director General, International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA). The dignitaries IRENA’s can contribution in G-20 during India’s Presidency, and deliberated on other issues of mutual interest including strengthening engagement between IRENA and India.
Shri Yadav emphasised that India’s Presidency of G-20 is a golden opportunity for both India and IRENA on how Renewable Energy can accelerate Industry Transition of hard to abate sectors, but without compromising the development aspirations of the developing countries and leaving no one behind.
The Union Environment Minister underlined that we may also look beyond G-20 and the existing arrangements while strengthening engagement between IRENA and India. IRENA may also explore how it can also be part of CDRI and LeadIT, which are spearheaded by India.
Both sides also discussed the importance of providing means of implementation including finance, technology transfer and capacity building support for achieving enhanced climate goals by the developing countries like India.