The government set up a high-level committee to implement the Paris Agreement
The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change constituted a High-Level Inter-Ministerial Apex Committee (AIPA) to implement the provisions of the Paris Agreement, headed by the Secretary of the Ministry. According to the ministry, the constitution of this committee is another step to confirm India's seriousness to conduct negotiations on climate change.
The AIPA aims to reduce carbon emissions in the country by making a coordinated effort on climate change issues, ensuring India's nationally determined contribution towards meeting its obligations under the Paris Agreement. Senior officers from 14 ministries are placed on this committee. This committee will work closely with the National Council functioning under the Prime Minister.
Under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, AIPA will act as a national authority to regulate the Indian carbon markets.
It includes preparing guidelines for projects or activities under the purview of Article 6, issuing guidelines for carbon pricing, preparing market mechanisms, and developing a mechanism that is directly linked to Climate Change and National Development Council (NDC) ) Is affected.
This committee will also focus on the contribution of the private sector as well as multilateral and bilateral agencies in the field of climate change and will show them the way to take their climate-related initiatives in line with national priorities.