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Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF)

Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF)- Relevance for UPSC Exam

Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF): it is important for UPSC exam as MEF can come under GS Paper 2 (International Relations- Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests) and GS Paper 3 (Environment and Ecology- Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation).

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Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF) in news

  • The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Bhupender Yadav represented India at the virtual meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF).
  • India called upon the members of MEF to launch a global movement on LIFE i.e. Lifestyle for Environment as espoused by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at the COP26 in Glasgow.

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Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF)

  • Background: Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF) was launched in 2009 by US President Barack Obama.
  • About: MEF is aimed at facilitating candid dialogue among major emitting countries, both developed and developing, to garner the political leadership needed to advance efforts against climate change.
  • Participation: MEF meeting was attended by twenty three major economies including India across the world and the Secretary General of United Nations.

 

India at MEF 2022

Indian minister at MEF 2022 highlighted that-

  • India has already installed 159 GW of non-fossil fuel based electricity generation capacity.
    • During the last 7.5 years, India’s installed solar energy capacity has increased over 18 times.
  • India’s annual per capita emissions are only a third of the global average and its cumulative GHG emissions are less than 4 percent, but India’s climate targets are ambitious and reflect its commitment to the global good.
  • India’s Panchamrit goals are being fructified through one of the largest clean energy development plans in the world.
    • India is on track to meet its commitments, through adoption of low carbon policies across key sectors of our economy ranging from green hydrogen mission to e-mobility.

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