Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar Tuesday hoped that the upcoming Budget will give a clear indication as to how India would "walk the talk" on climate issues while negotiating a deal on emission cuts in Paris later this year.
Ahead of President Barack Obama's visit, India Friday said it will be more pro-active on climate change issues if the US addresses its demand for transfer of green technology and operationalisation of the Green Climate Fund pledged by the developed world including America.
India today insisted on early financing of the Green Climate Fund to reach the USD 100 billion target, as Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar arrived here to participate in crucial negotiations to reach a historic deal to be signed next year in Paris.
The UN's definition of 'climate finance' came under the scrutiny of developing countries and civil society here Thursday after it emerged that about USD 1 billion in Japanese funding meant for combating global warming was used to build three coal-fired power plants in Indonesia.
India's populous coastal cities Mumbai and Kolkata are most vulnerable to loss of life and properties due to coastal flooding in the second half of the century, the government has said quoting a UN report ahead of a key global climate conference in Peruvian capital Lima.
India is giving a lukewarm response to Ban Ki-moon-convened Climate Conference in New York next week insisting that parallel platforms add too confusion and negotiations should be held under the mandate of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change only.
The UN Climate Change Conference here has agreed on a set of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and degradation of forests but negotiators from 195 nations were stuck on curbing global warming and finance for a Green Climate Fund.