In a new announcement, Indian Government said that by next year it would draw up a plan to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in the “long-term”.
What is Long Term- low greenhouse gas emission strategies?
- This paper was prepared for the Argentine G20 presidency by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a contribution to the Climate Sustainability Working Group.
- The paper identifies issues that should be considered in the development of long-term strategies.
- It invites countries to learn from the experiences of countries that have already developed long-term strategies while building on and complementing existing domestic processes.
- While developing long-term strategies will be tailored to the unique circumstances of each country, the paper could be useful to all.
Development Under Long Term- low greenhouse gas emission strategies:
- Under the Paris Agreement, all countries are invited to communicate “long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies” by 2020.
- As of November 2020, 20 Parties (representing 40 countries and 27 percent of global emissions) had formally communicated long-term strategies to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
- More than 100 countries are also in the midst of preparing their long-term strategies.
- Robust decision on long-term strategies that could be adopted at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow in November 2021
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- The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ global development network.
- It promotes technical and investment cooperation among nations and advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life for themselves.
- The UNDP provides expert advice, training and grants support to developing countries, with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries. UNDP works with nations on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.
- The UNDP is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states.
- The organization operates in 177 countries, where it works with local governments to meet development challenges and develop local capacity.
- It works internationally to help countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP was one of the main UN agencies involved in the development of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.