The Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge), Shri Prakash Javadekar addressing a Press Conference on Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), in New Delhi on August 24, 2015. The Secretary, Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Shri Ashok Lavasa and the Director General (M&C), Press Information Bureau, Shri A.P. Frank Noronha are also seen.

Javadekar to Hold ‘Townhall’ Jointly with Google on Monday Ahead of Paris Meet

Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar will hold a MyGov Talk” on Monday (Oct 26) at 5.00 pm to focus on Climate Change in the run-up to the Conference of Parties (CoP) 21 in Paris from November 30-December 11, 2015.

googleContributors from MyGov, Climate Change experts, senior journalists and social media influencers will join the online panel discussion with Javadekar and the event is likely to be for a 45-minutes duration and is being conducted in collaboration with Google India, said a ministry statement.

“With India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), the country is keen to attempt to work towards a low carbon emission pathway, while simultaneously endeavouring to meet all the developmental challenges that it faces today,” said the statement.

The INDCs announced on October 2, aim at promoting clean energy, especially renewable energy, enhancement of energy efficiency, development of less carbon intensive and resilient urban centres, promotion of waste to wealth, safe, smart and sustainable green transportation network, abatement of pollution and India’s efforts to enhance carbon sink through creation of forest and tree cover.

The ministry invited citizens to share their ideas, questions and inputs on India’s role in CoP-21 and on the following proposals laid down by Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC):

  • Sustainable lifestyles,
  • Cleaner economic development,
  • Reduce emission intensity of Gross Domestic Product (GDP),
  • Increase the share of non-fossil fuel-based electricity,
  • Enhancing carbon sinks (forests),
  • Adaptation,
  • Mobilising finance
  • Technology transfer and capacity building.


Selected ideas and names will also be mentioned by the Minister and other experts during the “MyGov Talk”, said the ministry pointing at the linki for the event as given below:

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