India subscribes to COP26 action agenda on sustainable agriculture | India signs COP26 action agenda on sustainable agriculture

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India signs COP26 action agenda on sustainable agriculture

London: India signed an Action for Sustainable Agriculture agenda at the end of the first week of the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow. This agenda establishes new commitments to make agriculture more sustainable and less polluting. With this, India has joined the 27 signatory countries.

‘Sustainable Agriculture Policy Action Agenda for the Transition to Sustainable Agriculture and Global Action Agenda for Innovation in Agriculture’ that will be organized by the countries participating in the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) of the Framework Convention of the United Nations on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on Saturday One of the main tasks is resolution.

Countries made new commitments to change their agricultural policies to make agriculture more sustainable and cleaner, and to invest in sustainable agriculture and the science needed to protect the food supply from climate change.

UK Indian Minister Alok Sharma said: “If we want to control global warming and maintain the 1.5 ° C target, the world must pay the utmost attention to sustainable land use and conservation. nature”.

“Today’s commitments show that nature conservation and sustainable land use are considered essential to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, and that the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss are critical,” he said. . . Meanwhile, as we await talks in the second week of the COP, I urge all parties to come to the table with constructive agreements and ambitions. ”

In addition to India, the countries that have signed this action plan are Australia, Uganda, Madagascar, Tanzania, Vietnam, Nigeria, Lesotho, Laos, Indonesia, Guinea, Ghana, Germany, Philippines, Ethiopia, United Kingdom, Colombia, Costa Rica, Morocco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Spain, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates.

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