Javadekar Urges Developed World not to Introduce New Agenda, Says Let Paris be the Celebration of a New Agreement
Shri Javadekar argued that we should not forget that what will lapse is the Kyoto Protocol and not the UNFCCC. â€˜We should not try to rewrite the Convention. Annexes are part of the Conventionâ€™s basic structure stemming from historical responsibility of countriesâ€™, he said. He appealed to 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.
Earlier many countries were not mandated to take any action. The new â€˜climate awarenessâ€™ made all countries commit to some action. The World moved forward when it decided in Durban that every country will take action on Climate front. In Warsaw, it was decided that countries will formulate their INDCs. Each country will chalk out its actions as per its capacity, available resources and support. â€œNationally Determined Contributionâ€ concept has a far reaching impact for mitigating the challenge of Climate Change. This will lead to a better world as it is an evolved mechanism and not a forced one.