The India Pavilion at COP 22 was inaugurated by Shri Anil Madhav Dave, Hon’ble Minster for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, here today. The Minister is leading the 25-member Indian delegation which is participating in the 22nd Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework on Combating Climate Change being held at the Ochre City from 7th to 18th November 2016.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister invoked the audience to follow the Gandhian way of life as India’s theme for COP 22 “Sustainable Lifestyle = Postive Climate Action” takes India’s message forward. He expressed his happiness over the organization of the India Pavilion at COP 22 and hoped that the Pavilion will play a defining role in apprising and disseminating information on India’s approach towards combating the grave threats posed by Climate Change. Emphasizing that the whole world is one community he highlighted the importance of giving rise to a mass movement. He invited all participants to be active members of discussions, deliberations and sessions scheduled at the India Pavilion.
Shri Rajni Ranjan Rashmi, Special Secretary, MoEFCC in his address welcomed the Minister and expressed hope that the India Pavilion through its activities will enlighten the world about the positive steps that a developing country like India is taking to counter Climate Change challenges. He added that the India Pavilion will strive to become an ideal platform for the exchange of innovative ideas for the world to come together and take action.
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Joint Secretary MoEFCC, said that this Pavilion represents the hopes and aspirations of 1.2 Billion People of India and it will showcase India’s India’s path to a sustainable and balanced future during the length of this pivotal COP meet.
Dr Satapathy, MoEFFCC, thanked the Minister for his presence at the events and expressed confidence that the Pavilion will successfully achieve the objectives underlined by the Minister. He also expressed gratitude to the Moroccan Government, UNFCCC, Indian Embassy at Morocco for helping in setting up the Pavilion, on behalf of the Ministry.
A number of sessions, in the form of panel discuss, documentaries, and presentations, will be hosted by the India Pavilion from 08th to 18th November during the course of COP 22. These will showcase India’s initiatives and actions and will also be an opportunity for visitors and invited experts to engage in discussion and think of new solutions and ideas.
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