India’s G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant led the Indian delegation to the second G20 Sherpa meeting, convened by Indonesia, to review the progress made under various Working Groups of the G20 Sherpa Track.
In his interventions on various sector specific sessions, he reaffirmed India’s steadfast support to Indonesia during its G20 Presidency, outlined India’s achievements and experiences, and called for addressing global challenges in an inclusive, forward looking and cooperative manner.
He emphasised the importance of all G20 members collectively addressing health, food and energy security challenges expeditiously, in an urgent, cooperative, non-politicized and equitable manner.
The Indian Sherpa spoke about the need to protect and promote interests of small and marginal farmers, and to mainstream sustainability into tourism sector.
He highlighted the importance of data and digitalisation for development, empowerment, financial inclusion, capacity building, and sustainable job creation. On disaster risk, climate and environment issues, Kant called for development and climate discourse to be considered holistically, on an equal footing, to ensure just transitions.
He highlighted the rapid strides made by India in scaling up renewable energy and reiterated India’s COP 26 commitments. On migration issues, he emphasized the need to further deepen international engagement and facilitate safe, orderly and regular migration.
Kant also held bilateral interactions on the sidelines with all his G20 counterparts, guest countries and participating international organisations. In these meetings, he shared India’s thinking on global issues and its forthcoming G20 Presidency, and discussed ways to further support the Indonesian Presidency to achieve its outcomes.