11 Sep 2023
G20 Delhi Declaration focuses on Climate and Environment 
The G20 Leaders adopted the Delhi Declaration under India’s Presidency on Sunday. The declaration was hailed by nations as it highlighted the need for sustainable development and the implementation of ‘One Earth, One Family, and One Future,’ which was the theme for G20 2023. What Is The Delhi Declaration? According to the G20 Delhi Declaration, […]

The G20 Leaders adopted the Delhi Declaration under India’s Presidency on Sunday. The declaration was hailed by nations as it highlighted the need for sustainable development and the implementation of ‘One Earth, One Family, and One Future,’ which was the theme for G20 2023.

What Is The Delhi Declaration?

According to the G20 Delhi Declaration, nations came together to seize an opportunity to build a better future. The declaration emphasised how ‘just energy’ transitions can improve jobs and livelihoods and strengthen economic resilience. “We affirm that no country should have to choose between fighting poverty and fighting for our planet. We will pursue development models that implement sustainable, inclusive, and just transitions globally, while leaving no one behind,” stated the declaration.

Key Highlights of the Declaration: The declaration outlined key highlights for safeguarding the climate and the environment while sustaining economic growth:

  • Accelerate strong, sustainable, balanced, and inclusive growth.
  • Accelerate the full and effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • Pursue low-GHG/low-carbon emissions, climate-resilient, and environmentally sustainable development pathways by championing an integrated and inclusive approach. Urgent action will be taken to address development and climate challenges, promote Lifestyles for Sustainable Development (LiFE), and conserve biodiversity, forests, and oceans.
  • Improve access to medical countermeasures and facilitate greater supplies and production capacities in developing countries to better prepare for future health emergencies.
  • Promote resilient growth by urgently and effectively addressing debt vulnerabilities in developing countries.
  • Scale up financing from all sources to accelerate progress on SDGs.
  • Accelerate efforts and enhance resources toward achieving the Paris Agreement, including its temperature goal.
  • Pursue reforms for better, bigger, and more effective Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) to address global challenges and maximize developmental impact.
  • Improve access to digital services and digital public infrastructure, leveraging digital transformation opportunities to boost sustainable and inclusive growth.
  • Promote sustainable, quality, healthy, safe, and gainful employment.
  • Close gender gaps and promote the full, equal, effective, and meaningful participation of women in the economy as decision-makers.
  • Better integrate the perspectives of developing countries, including LDCs, LLDCs, and SIDS, into the future G20 agenda and strengthen the voice of developing countries in global decision-making.

World Leaders On Delhi Declaration 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated during the G20 summit, “There is good news. With everyone’s cooperation, a consensus has been reached on the New Delhi G20 Leadership Declaration.” PM Modi also emphasised that India’s G20 presidency has been the most ambitious and action-oriented in the history of all G20 presidencies”.

India’s G20 Sherpa, Amitabh Kant, also described the Delhi Declaration as historic and highlighted that there was 100% consensus on all developmental and geopolitical issues.

US President Joe Biden mentioned, “At a moment when the global economy is suffering from the overlapping shocks of the climate crisis, fragility, and conflict, this year’s Summit proved that the G20 can still drive solutions to our most pressing issues.”

During the G20 Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of the Global Biofuels Alliance. Nineteen countries and 12 international organisations, including both G20 members and non-members, have agreed to join this Alliance. India, Brazil, and the US are the Alliance’s founding members.

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