Web Exclusive | October 2016
WSDS puts onus on national climate goals for success of Paris Agreement
A day after the European Union approved the ratification of the global climate partnership, the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) organised by TERI in New Delhi underlined India’s crucial contribution in the global fight against climate change. Among the first international platforms to discuss the new development agenda following the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the signing of the Paris Agreement at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21), the summit underlined the importance of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). India approved the pact last month, followed by New Zealand yesterday, taking the number of countries that are now a part of this deal to 63. Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI, said, “The 30-day countdown to the Paris Agreement starts now. For the agreement to be effective, we need to ensure there is technology, financing, best practices and options for all."