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The Joint Delhi Declaration 2015 during the 3rd India Africa Forum Summit calls for Commitment in Carbon Emissions

During the Joint Delhi Declaration 2015 adopted during the 3rd India Africa Forum Summit, African and Indian governments have urged the developed countries to undertake ambitious mitigation commitments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and honor their commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). They also called on enhanced provision of financial resources as well as transfer of technology and capacity building support to developing countries to enable them to effectively address the impacts of climate change.

The planned crucial climate change summit which is to be held in the coming days in Paris has seen a call from the Indian and African governments on late October 2015 to urge developed nations to undertake immense strategies and measures geared towards reduced carbon emissions and called for these developed nations to keep their word on commitment of providing financial resources and technology to developing countries.

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the excess of few cannot become the burden of many. This was during the recent call by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had earlier invited African countries to join an alliance of solar-rich nations that he would announce on November 30 at crucial climate Summit in Paris.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted no one has done less to contribute to global warming than India and Africa and no one can be more conscious of climate change than Indians and Africans.

Both Africa and India made a decision to enhance cooperation and coordination in completion of an "ambitious and comprehensive" climate change protocol during the forthcoming Conference of Parties (COP21) negotiations in Paris even as he sustained that developing countries need help towards mitigating climate change.
The joint Delhi Declaration 2015 also said that the United Nations should function in a "transparent, efficient and effective" manner while the composition of the central organs must reflect "contemporary realities" in order to work towards the 2030 agenda for sustainable development and tackle challenges and threats ranging from security environment to climate change.

The declaration also called for enhanced cooperation and coordination in the completion of an ambitious and comprehensive climate change agreement during the forthcoming COP 21 negotiations, which will be held in Paris.
The joint Delhi Declaration 2015 stressed that the completion of this climate change agreement ought to be based on the principles of equity and common but differentiated responsibility and pointed out that the challenge of global warming can be tackled through technological solutions.

The Joint Delhi Declaration 2015 can be downloaded here