India on Tuesday asserted that all future actions on
climate change must be firmly rooted in climate justice and issues like
adopting a sustainable lifestyle will be central to its course of action.

Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave made the assertion in his meeting with
Conference of Parties (COP22) president and Moroccan Foreign Minister
Salaheddine Mezouar on the sidelines of the crucial climate summit here as they
discussed a wide range of issues, which will come up for consideration over the
next few days.

Dave also held deliberations with Mezouar on enhancing cooperation between the
two countries especially in the renewable energy sector.

“Dave told the COP President that India believes that all future actions
must be firmly rooted in climate justice and issues like adopting sustainable
lifestyle and Common But Differentiated Responsibilities (CBDR) will remain
central to India’s course of action,” an official statement said.

Dave also proposed to Mezouar that in his capacity as the head of the current
climate summit, a ‘Call from Marrakesh’, will be a good sign for streamlining
actions envisioned by the global community.

Mezouar also appreciated India’s initiative in “stitching together a
formidable” International Solar Alliance (ISA), which will be open to
signing from today.

“Mezouar also expressed his desire to further enhance the cooperation
between India and Morocco, especially in the renewable energy sector, so that
energy becomes affordable for the poor and vulnerable population of the two countries,”
the statement said.

Both the leaders also discussed enhancing South-South Cooperation among other
issues during the meeting.

The CoP22 started on November 7 and will go on till November 18 as nations
continue their work on strengthening the global response to the threat of
climate change, with the central focus on enhancing ambition, promoting
implementation and providing support.

Dave had on Monday said that India wants a broad outline or roadmap for the
implementation of the Paris agreement to be finalised at the ongoing crucial
climate change conference.

He had said that India will push the world for adopting a low carbon lifestyle
during discussions.