Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the High-level segment of the “World Climate Action Summit” of the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference COP-28, on 01 December 2023, was held at Dubai, UAE from 30 November-12 December 2023 under the presidency of the UAE. In a special address at the opening of the High-level segment, Prime Minister highlighted India’s ambitious climate commitments and achievements in meeting the climate goals. He also emphasized the need for making means of implementation available for the Global South to enable pursuit of their climate ambitions. Prime Minister invited the world leaders to join the Green Credits Initiative, co-launched by India with UAE. During his address, Prime Minister urged the leaders for resolute Climate Action :
• To be Decisive – Countries must fulfill their climate commitments
• To work in Unity – Countries must work together; Developing countries must have a just share in Global Carbon Budget
• To be more Balanced – in Adaption, Mitigation, Climate Finance, Technology, Loss & Damage
• To be Ambitious – Ensuring that energy transition is just, inclusive & equitable
• To be Innovative – Countries must develop innovative technologies and share technologies with other countries; strengthen clean energy supply chain.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi also together with President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of UAE, co-hosted the High-level event on ‘Green Credits Programme’ at COP-28. The event saw participation of Mr. Ulf Kristersson, Prime Minister of Sweden, Mr. Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique and Mr. Charles Michel, President of the European Council. Prime Minister invited all nations to join this Initiative.
The Green Credit Initiative has been conceptualized as a mechanism to incentivize voluntary pro-planet actions, as an effective response to the challenge of climate change. It envisions the issue of Green Credits for plantations on waste/degraded lands and river catchment areas, to rejuvenate and revive natural eco-systems. During the event a web platform, which would serve as a repository of policies and best practices that incentivize environment-friendly actions, was also launched (https://ggci-world.in/). This global initiative aims to facilitate global collaboration, cooperation and partnership through exchange of knowledge, experiences and best practices in planning, implementation and monitoring of environment positive actions through programs/mechanisms like Green Credits.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi together with Ulf Kristersson, Prime Minister of Sweden, co-launched the Phase-II of the Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT 2.0) for the period 2024-26.
India and Sweden also launched the Industry Transition Platform, which will connect the governments, industries, technology providers, researchers and think tanks of the two countries. Prime Minister also proposed to host the COP-33 in India in 2028.
On the sidelines of the COP 28 summit, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held separately bilateral meeting with President of the Republic of the Maldives Dr. Mohamed Muizzu, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, French President Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Sweden President Ulf Kristersson, President of the state of Israel Isaac Herzog, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and President of the Swiss Confederation Alain Berset.