Adaptation must be at forefront of development interventions: Environment Secretary at COP27
Environment Secretary Leena Nandan has said that adaptation must be at the forefront of development interventions. She was speaking during a session at the India Pavilion at COP27 in Egypt.The session on ‘Long Term Strategy on Adaptation and Adaptation Readiness in India’, was organised by The Energy and Resources Institute, TERI.Underscoring the imperative need for finance for adaptation, Ms Nandan pointed out that developing a global baseline to enhance transparency and investor confidence is a crucial measure in enhancing adaptation readiness.She said, the institutional arrangement, the action plan and resource mobilization, all have to walk hand-in-hand and see the macro picture through the same lens. During her address, the Secretary emphasised on the need for information dissemination to strengthen communities for adaptation.
Director General, TERI, Dr Vibha Dhawan noted that the extreme weather events witnessed in the past couple of years have been an eye-opener to the deadly impacts of climate change and the urgent need for adaptation.In her welcome address, she said, when it comes to adaptation it is necessary to look into all sectors including food production.A presentation on ‘Adaptation Readiness and Long Term Strategy on Adaptation in India’ was also made by TERI at the event.
#Adaptation #forefront #development #interventions #Environment #Secretary #COP27
By News On Air