Every cloud has a silver lining, they say. And sometimes, the silver lining is in the clouds themselves, as they become cleaner. Lockdown seems to be behind that trend in India.
Union environment minister Harsh Vardhan, who was at the 24th session of Conference of Parties in Katowice, Poland, talks to Manka Behl about how India is bearing the brunt of massive carbon emissions by developed nations, the country’s fresh strategy after the US backs out from the agreement, and India signing the Just Transition declaration towards a low-carbon economy:
Climate finance is emanating to be the bone of contention in the developed versus developing scrimmage at the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) being held here. On Saturday, the last day of the technical phase of negotiations, discussions on climate finance came to a standstill, with countries “not being able to reach consensus” on various aspects.