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BRICS Countries May Explore Cooperation in Solar Energy, Climate Resilience: India

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Bhupender Yadav, Union Environment Minister

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Bhupender Yadav, Union Environment Minister, suggested Friday that BRICS countries to explore cooperation in the areas of solar energy, industry transition, infrastructure and climate resilience.

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The 8th BRICS Environment Ministers Meeting was attended by the minister. It was held virtually under the presidence of China.

The meeting’s theme was “Foster High Quality BRICS Partnership, Usher In a New Era of Global Development”.

Yadav addressed the meeting and highlighted the importance of the BRICS countries in combating climate change and global environmental challenges.

During a discussion on the topic “Join Hands to Facilitate Green and Low-carbon Development”, the minister stated that existing BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) initiatives can also contribute towards promoting sustainable and low-carbon development.

According to a statement, he stated that “solar energy, industry transformation, infrastructure, and climate resilience are areas in which BRICS countries might explore cooperation.”

It stated that Yadav had highlighted the historical responsibility of developed nations for consuming carbon; equity at all levels in climate action, sustainable development; in mitigating the effects of climate change; Common But Differentiated Responsibilities & Respective Capabilities(CBDRRC); national circumstances & priorities; climate justice; fulfilment of the commitments made in developed countries regarding climate finance and technology transfer.

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Minister said BRICS-led initiatives must be country-driven, voluntary and should emphasize the importance of international cooperation and multilateralism.

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