India, Sept. 18 -- The government has called for a serious discourse on climate finance that would be required to meet the 2015 Paris Agreement target of keeping a global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

In a discussion paper titled "Climate Summit for Enhanced Action: A Financial Perspective from India", the Union finance ministry said, for now, India will only be able to elaborate or clarify its post 2020 climate actions as pledged in its nationally determined contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement, and not announce enhanced NDC targets as expected by UN secretary general, Antonio Guterres at Climate Action Summit on September 23.

"India is doing the promised adaptation and mitigation ac...