Climate Ambition Summit

2023 SEP 22

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Why in news?

  • The Climate Ambition Summit (CAS) held in New York, as part of the United Nations General Assembly has been concluded.

About Climate Ambition Summit:

  • The Summit represents a critical political milestone for demonstrating that there is collective global will to accelerate the pace and scale of a just transition to a more equitable renewable-energy based, climate-resilient global economy.
  • The criteria for countries to be considered for a speaking slot at the summit were that they would be expected to:
    • Present updated pre-2030 Nationally Determined Contributions (as agreed in Glasgow)
    • Updated net-zero targets
    • Energy transition plans with commitments to no new coal, oil and gas
    • Fossil fuel phase-out plans
    • More ambitious renewable energy targets
    • Green Climate Fund pledges
    • Economy-wide plans on adaptation and resilience.

Add ons:

  • The summit was marked by the absence of major economies whose actions significantly influence the future of global emissions.
  • For instance, China, the U.S and India — which collectively account for about 42% of global greenhouse gas emissions and are the top three emitters in that order — were all absent from the summit.

PRACTICE QUESTION:

With reference to ‘‘Climate Ambition Summit’, consider the following statements:

1. It is a platform for announcing climate commitments, funding and policy measures.

2. It is convened under United Nations

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer