Apex Committee For Implementation Of Paris Agreement (AIPA) constituted

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Apex Committee For Implementation Of Paris Agreement (AIPA) constituted

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Environment

In news

  • The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has constituted a high-level inter-ministerial Apex Committee for Implementation of Paris Agreement (AIPA) under the chairmanship of Secretary, MoEFCC.

Key takeaways

  • Purpose: To generate a coordinated response on climate change matters that ensures India is on track towards meeting its obligations under the Paris Agreement including its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).
  • Senior officials from fourteen ministries will serve as Members to AIPA who will oversee the progress in implementation of India’s NDC
  • Key functions: (1) Operate as a National Authority to regulate carbon markets in India under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement; (2) Formulate guidelines for consideration of projects or activities under Article 6; (3) Issue guidelines on carbon pricing, market mechanism, and other similar instruments that have a bearing on climate change and NDCs.

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