India has been elected as the Vice-chair at the 12th session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group (ITWG), which is held under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The ITWG is responsible for providing technical support to Parties to the UNFCCC in the implementation of the convention, including the preparation and submission of national communications and biennial reports.
India’s election as Vice-chair of the ITWG is a significant achievement for the country, as it highlights its growing role in the international community on issues related to climate change. The country has been actively involved in the UNFCCC process and has made significant efforts to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and promote sustainable development.
As Vice-chair, India will play a crucial role in providing guidance and support to other Parties in the implementation of the convention. The country is also expected to take a leadership role in promoting collaboration and cooperation among Parties to achieve the goals of the UNFCCC.
India’s election as Vice-chair of the ITWG also reaffirms the country’s commitment to addressing the challenges of climate change. In recent years, India has made significant progress in the development and deployment of renewable energy and has taken a number of steps to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions from the power sector.
The country has also launched several ambitious initiatives such as the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the Global Centre for Clean Energy Partnerships (GCCEP) to promote the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency. India’s leadership in these initiatives and its active participation in the UNFCCC process are further testimonials to its commitment to tackle Climate Change.
Four intergovernmental technical working groups have been formed by the Commission. The purpose of these working groups is to review the situation and technical issues related to their areas of competence, to advise and make recommendations to the Commission on these matters, to consider the progress made in implementing the Commission’s programme of work, to consider any other matters referred to them by the Commission, and to report on their activities to the Commission.
The Commission sets particular duties to the working groups in order for them to carry out their mandate. The working groups are made of 28 Member Nations and are elected at each regular session of the Commission. Five from Africa, five from Europe, five from Asia, and five from Latin America and the Caribbean.