PM’s national statement at COP26 suggests India is all for saving the planet
New Delhi, Nov 02: Prime Minister Narendra Modi while delivering the national statement at the COP26 global climate summit in Glasgow said that India will archive net-zero emissions by 2070.
The PM's speech at the COP26 suggests that India is for saving the planet and also monitor other countries follow the same when it comes to countering climate change.
PM gives a new mantra for sustainable development the world- LIFE: PM's mantra of Lifestyle For Environment is inspired by Indian culture, Gandhi ji's teachings and PM's own life to ensure peaceful existence with nature. Just like other mass movements inspired by PM, this urges MindFul and Deliberate Utilisation instead of Mindless and Destructive Consumption
The PM gave a clear message to developed countries that just like India has raised its ambition in setting its targets, they also need to raise ambitions in climate finance and tech transfer. The world cannot achieve newer targets with old goals of climate finance.
India takes bold step of Net Zero commitment by 2070: This is a historic step taken by PM Modi which shows India's ambition when it comes to fighting climate change. Despite being a developing country, India shows the way when it comes to safeguarding planet earth.
When India took the ambitious pledge of achieving 450 GW installed capacity by 2030 through non-fossil fuel sources, it was seen as over-ambitious. Now, India is not only on the track to achieve this target, but India has decided to further raise it to 500 GW. India has also pledged to fulfil 50 per cent of its energy requirements from renewables by 2030.
India's contribution in climate change mitigation far outstrips its role in emissions:
The PM shared that India which has around 17 per cent of the world's population is responsible for only about 5 per cent of the total emissions.
The PM announced that India will reduce 1 billion tonne of carbon emissions from the total projected emissions by 2030. India will also reduce carbon intensity by 45 per cent in its economy.
PM Modi shared how India is the only country to fulfil commitments made in Paris. He also spoke how Paris was not only a summit, but a sentiment and a commitment of 130 crore Indians.
He also shared how a new India is fighting climate change. From the worlds largest railway carrier becoming Net Zero by 2030 to saving 40 billion tonnes of emission through LEDs, India is putting climate change at the centre of its policies.