World Desk, Amar Ujala, Glasgow
Published by: Gaurav pandey
Updated on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 07:02 p.m. M. IST
The first week of the current COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, concluded on Saturday. On this occasion, a total of 27 countries, including India, signed the Action Agenda for Sustainable Agriculture to address climate change and the biodiversity crisis.
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These countries made new commitments to change their agricultural policies to be more sustainable and less polluting, and to invest in the science needed to protect the food supply against climate change. Alok Sharma, UK Cabinet Minister and President of COP26, said that if we are to limit global warming and maintain the temperature target, then the world will have to make sustainable use of the land and take into account the protection and restoration of nature. action must be taken.
‘New commitments will contribute to solving the double crisis’
Alok Sharma, of Indian origin, said that the commitments that countries have shown today show that the nature and use of the land are considered essential to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. He said it would help address the twin crises of climate change and loss of biodiversity. Sharma said that in the second week of the COP26 conference, I urge all parties to come up with constructive agreements and ambitions necessary so that this serious crisis can be addressed in a timely manner.
Apart from India, these countries have signed the Action Agenda
In addition to India, 26 more countries have also signed this action plan. These include Australia, Uganda, Madagascar, Tanzania, Vietnam, Nigeria, Lesotho, Laos, Indonesia, Guinea, Ghana, Germany, Philippines, Ethiopia, UK, Colombia, Costa Rica, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sierra Leone, Spain , Switzerland and countries like the United Arab Emirates (UAE), etc. These countries resolved to adopt new and effective policies to adequately use the land to meet the challenge of climate change.
This conference, which has completed a week, has not yet been organized for another week. During the event, representatives from some 200 countries are discussing ways to reduce carbon emissions by 2030. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince Charles attend this international summit. This climate summit, chaired by Great Britain, began on October 31 and will end on November 12.