New Delhi: India is set to take G20 presidency on December 1, 2022 opening up the opportunity to establish itself as a leader in the clean energy space and to become a voice for the global south. It is the first time that India G20 presidency troika will be developing countries. With this, India will hold over 200 G20-related meetings across the nation during its presidency of the grouping that will last till November 30, 2023.
Many countries have faced global warming’s impact 2022 including heatwaves in India across Europe and floods in Pakistan and Puerto Rico. Countries in the global south are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. India plans to use the G20 platform to enhance its climate ambitions to ensure countries have access to technology and finance to meet their goals.
Energy and climate change have become focus areas for the G20. Earlier in 2015, the G20 called for the timely submission of nations Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDCs) and ratification of the Paris Agreement.