India has said that the global market-based measures in international civil aviation sector must follow the principles of Common But Differentiated Responsibilities – Respective Capabilities (CBDR-RC). Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate, Shri Anil Madhav Dave said here today that the interests of poor, developing countries should be taken on board in the development of the global market-based measures. Moreover, in view of the universal consensus achieved under the Paris Agreement, all measures to address the greenhouse gases must follow the mandate and framework emanating from it.
Shri Dave was speaking at a meeting with the President of the Council of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Dr Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu,, to discuss the global market-based measures in ICAO in the context of emissions from the civil aviation sector. The ICAO President lauded India’s constructive role during CoP-21 at Paris. He also appreciated the ambition displayed in India’s climate actions under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Ajay Narayan Jha and senior officers of MoEFCC, Ministry of External Affairs and Regional Director, ICAO, Shri Arun Mishra were also present at the meeting.