Nov 20, 22
COP27: India welcomes inclusion of Sustainable Lifestyle in Sharm El-Sheikh Implementation Plan, agreement on loss and damage funding

Being sensitive and caring towards our farmers, India under Hon’ble PM Modi has indeed kept mitigation in agriculture out of its Nationally determined contributions (NDCs).

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Nov 18, 22
COP27: Negotiations extended by a day, India Pavilion wraps up

India hosted the Pavilion based on the theme of LiFE- from 6th to 18th November 2022. The Pavilion had been designed to send out the message of LiFE through various audio-visuals, Logo, 3D models, set up, décor and side events.

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Nov 17, 22
COP27: India reiterates leave ‘no one behind and alone’

India is committed to both domestic action and multilateral cooperation on climate change. We will continue to fight all global environmental concerns in the call to protect humanity’s planetary home.

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Nov 16, 22
COP27: India puts forth views of developing countries; states its priorities clearly

Failure in Means of Implementation support to developing countries is a systemic failure under the Paris Agreement that continues to be a barrier to implementation and further ambition.

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Nov 15, 22
COP27: India’s National Statement

At the heart of India’s vision of a safe planet is a one-word Mantra – Lifestyle for Environment, which Prime Minister Modi set forth in our National Statement at COP26.

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Nov 15, 22
COP27: India and Sweden host LeadIT Summit, India pushes for Climate Smart Urban Development

The implementation of the roadmaps and the required low carbon transitions will require financial resources at scale. The investments in the transition process need to be de-risked through innovative mechanisms from development banks, climate funds, multilateral and bilateral cooperations.

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Nov 15, 22
COP27: BASIC Ministerial Meet

Mission LIFE has a focus on encouraging individual choices and actions that support sustainability and create a world of ‘pro-planet people’. At COP27 India submitted its Long-Term Low-Carbon Development Strategy towards net-zero by 2070.

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Nov 14, 22
COP27: How far back does pre-2030 go?

Taking forward my engagements at COP27 in Egypt after releasing India’s ‘Long-term Strategy for Low-Carbon Development’ today, I intervened at the high-level Ministerial on Pre-2030 enhanced ambition.

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Nov 14, 22
COP 27: India wants a clear definition of climate finance

Speaking at the event as a representative of my country, I stated that access to finance and technology in developing countries is a must if we expect to protect earth and ourselves from apocalyptic changes.

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Nov 14, 22
COP27: Understanding the Concept of LiFE

I requested the world leaders from the India Pavilion to embrace the philosophy of LiFE and extend their support to be the change that they wish to see in the world.

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Nov 8, 22
COP Diary: India pitches for greater cooperation in preserving mangroves

Under Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, India has been working towards restoring and preserving its ecosystem. Mangroves are one of the most productive ecosystems of the world and India is blessed with a rich variety of mangroves in Sunderbans, Andamans and Gujarat.

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Nov 7, 22
COP27 Diary: India pitches for green energy

It was heartening to see the world paying attention to how India given its population size is managing to achieve such encouraging results and also showing the way to the global community.

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Nov 6, 22
COP27 begins with inclusion of Loss and Damage on agenda

India believes COP27, themed ‘Together for Implementation’, should turn out to be the ‘COP for Action’ in terms of climate finance, technology transfer and capacity building.

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Sep 14, 22
G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting: World agrees to improve employment conditions to recover together

After attending the G20 Joint Environment and Climate Ministers Meeting in Indonesia’s Bali, I happened to visit the Land of Gods for the second time in about a fortnight to attend the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting.

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Sep 1, 22
G20: The world renews pledge to recover together

Bali exudes peace and serenity but for Indians the attraction to the place goes beyond just that. India and Bali are unified by Sanatan Dharma which is eternal and transcends all boundaries. 

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Jun 12, 22
Museum musings: Museums are informal schools

Museums play a crucial role in preserving and documenting local cultures. With detailed documentation and artefact preservation, a culture can be recorded and remembered even if it becomes extinct at a future date. 

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Jun 11, 22
International Labour Conference Diary: World of Work (Promoting Human-Centered Recovery and Resilience)

About a fortnight after it started, the 110th International Labour Conference organised under the auspices of the International Labour Organisation ended today in Geneva.

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Jun 10, 22
International Labour Conference Diary: World of Work (Promoting Human-Centered Recovery and Resilience)

On Day 2 of the engagements at the International Labour Conference in Geneva, I participated in the World of Work Summit Panel Discussion.

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Jun 10, 22
International Labour Conference Diary: Securing workers' rights

Since 1919, the International Labour Organization (ILO), headquartered in Geneva, has been working with member countries to advance social and economic justice for working class populations by setting and enforcing international labour standards.

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Jun 4, 22
Stockholm+50: A renewed commitment to achieve environmental oneness

The 1972 Conference started modern climate diplomacy, led to the creation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and yielded the Stockholm Declaration, a set of principles that encourage “global cooperation to reconcile economic development and environmental management”.

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Jun 3, 22
Stockholm+50: Stocktaking 50 years on

The second day of Stockholm+50 was spent with countries presenting their national statements and representatives participating in a series of leadership dialogues. Participating nations put forth their ideas and concerns in the global fight against climate change.

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Jun 2, 22
Stockholm+50 Diary: Environmental oneness is the road ahead

Being in Sweden this time of the year was my first experience of seeing midnight sun, a natural phenomenon experienced around North Pole from March to September. You go to bed with the sun shining bright outside and you wake up and find the sun still out.

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Jun 1, 22
Stockholm+50 Diary: (June 1)

The city of Stockholm has great historical importance as the first Nobel Prizes were awarded in the city in 1901. Close to 70 years later, what added to the significance of the city was the United Nations Conference on Human Environment.

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Dec 9, 21
संसद डायरी 4 - 09-12-2021

2017 में श्रम एवं रोजगार मंत्रालय, भारत सरकार द्वारा भारत में बाल-श्रम (बाल मजदूरी) के उन्मूलन में तेजी लाने व बाल श्रम को पूर्ण रूप खत्म करने में जन भागीदारी को बढ़ाने के उद्देश्य से शुरू किया गया पेंसिल पोर्टल बाल श्रम उन्मूलन में एक अहम भूमिका निभा रहा है।

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Dec 3, 21
संसद डायरी 3 - 02-12-2021

कल संसद के शीतकालीन सत्र का चौथा दिन था। कल भी सदन में कई विपक्षी सदस्यों का हंगामा जारी रहा है, लेकिन संतोषजनक यह है कि इस हंगामे के बीच ही इस सत्र में पहली बार प्रश्नकाल पूरा हुआ।

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Dec 2, 21
संसद डायरी 2 - 01-12-2021

प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेंद्र मोदी जी का हमेशा से यह प्रयास रहा है कि श्रमिकों के हित में, उनकी सामाजिक सुरक्षा सुनिश्चित करने के लिए एक सरल, सुगम एवं पारदर्शी व्यवस्था बनाई जाए और उनके विजन से ही यह पोर्टल शुरू हुआ है।

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Nov 30, 21
संसद डायरी 1 - 29-11-2021

संसद का शीतकालीन सत्र प्रारम्भ हो गया। यह आशा रहती है कि पिछले सत्रों की तुलना में इस सत्र में संसद चर्चा का बेहतर मंच बनेगी। मैंने विपक्ष के सांसद के रूप में भी काम किया है और कई बहसों में हिस्सा लिया है।

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Nov 14, 21
COP Diary | India walks the talk

It is curtains down on 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Glasgow.

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Nov 12, 21
COP Diary | Time to unite against climate change

Negotiations to fight climate change at COP26 in Glasgow have been happening in an atmosphere of cooperation and mutual respect for each other’s ideas, strengths, and constraints.

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Nov 11, 21
COP Diary | BASIC countries underline need for Climate Finance

The meeting attendees pledged their full support to the United Kingdom COP26 Presidency for a successful conference, which delivers an ambitious and balanced outcome, including the completion of the Paris Agreement Work Programme...

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Nov 10, 21
COP Diary | US joins PM Modi-initiated ISA

U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry announced at the UNFCCC COP26 today that the United States has joined the ISA as a member country.

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Nov 10, 21
COP26 Diary | UNEP Country Office in India

On the sidelines of COP26, I had the privilege of holding a bilateral meeting with Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification Ibrahim Thiaw (UNCCD). Our meeting focused on the opportunities for land restoration and the commitments of the G20 countries on the same.

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Nov 9, 21
COP26 Diary | First LeadIT Hybrid Summit

On the sidelines of the COP26 Summit in Glasgow today, I received the opportunity to co-chair the first hybrid Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) Summit along with Mr Per Bolund, Spokesman for the Green Party and Minister of the Environment and Climate and Deputy Prime Minister.

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Nov 9, 21
COP26 Diary | 09-11-2021

Ganga Connect is a global exhibition that will showcase multiple facets of the river basin and connect with interested parties.

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Nov 5, 21
COP26 Diary | 05-11-2021

Global surface temperature has already increased by 1.1 degree C during 2011-20 as compared to the period 1850-1900, while the increase over India has been about 0.7 degree Celsius on average during the same period.

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Nov 6, 21
COP26 Diary 5: Climate Diary

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has placed India in a position where the country has come to guide the world in dealing with the crisis of climate change.

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Nov 4, 21
COP26 Diary 4

The Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has already set the tone for the summit showing that India believes in action and not just talking when it comes to climate change and saving planet Earth from its vagaries.

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Nov 2, 21
COP26 Diary 02-11-2021 | How India can meet its challenges

It is a matter of pride for us Indians to note that we have not just been fulfilling our responsibilities as a global power in the fight against climate change, we are also taking the lead in the fight, emerging as a model worth emulating. 

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Nov 1, 21
COP26 Diary 01-11-2021

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has once again shown that India is a responsible global power house and is at the forefront to fight climate change with climate action in the true spirit of climate justice by proposing a five-point climate agenda.

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Oct 31, 21
COP26 Diary | 31-10-2021

As COP26 takes off in Glasgow, the world is coming together to look for solutions to the existential threat facing our planet.

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Oct 24, 21
सब के हितैषी प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी

‘सबका साथ, सबका विकास और सबका विश्वास’ के संकल्प के साथ आगे बढ़ी यह विकास यात्रा आज ‘सबका प्रयास’ के पड़ाव तक पहुंची है, तो इसके पीछे जनता का अपने नेतृत्व पर कायम अपार भरोसा ही कारण है.

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