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Climate Conference 2024: Decoding the Green Transition for India

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The Climate Conference 2024 occurred on January 12, 2024, in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It had the theme "Decoding the Green Transition for India." 

  • India's Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change organised an event. The event focused on the private sector, climate tech startups and institutional investors. It highlighted their important role in mobilising financial resources and technical capabilities.
  • The event aimed to involve the government, civil society and communities. The Conference was organised under the Green Climate Fund Readiness Programme. UNDP India was the Delivery Partner. 
  • It also aimed to create new climate services and adaptation technologies. Knowledge Partner Avaana Capital supported the event.
  • The conference discussed India's goal to achieve net zero emissions by 2070. The main topic was investing in a green transition. 
  • The goal was to change energy systems. Additionally, the goal was to lower CO2 emissions. It was also to protect natural resources, increase biodiversity and improve climate resilience. This was done fairly and inclusively.
  • The event discussed India's climate finance situation. It included the roles of government, venture capitalists, corporations and industry leaders. 
  • The discussions focused on increasing funding in the climate-tech sector. There was particular emphasis on impactful new solutions.
  • The conference emphasised the need for sustainable practices and technologies. These include sustainability-linked funds, risk-sharing facilities and concessional financing. Stakeholders from various sectors collaborated to promote climate resilience.

Green Climate Fund

  • The Green Climate Fund (GCF) aims to raise funds for projects. These projects cut emissions and help communities withstand climate change.
  • The Green Climate Fund was established in 2010. It was established by 194 countries in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. It is designed to function as an operating entity of the Convention's financial mechanism and has its headquarters in Korea.
  • The Green Climate Fund is governed by a 24-member board representing various countries. The board receives guidance from the Conference of the Parties to the Convention (COP). 
  • The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) created the Fund. Its purpose is to change how the world deals with climate change.
  • The fund invests in projects and programs that help developing countries reduce emissions. 
  • It also helps them become more resilient to climate change. It focuses on societies that are most vulnerable to climate change. 
  • This includes the Least Developed Countries, Small Island Developing States and African States.


Answer: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Answer: Decoding the Green Transition for India

Answer: Green Climate Fund Readiness Programme.

Answer: 2010
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