India will achieve net-zero target by 2070: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses COP26 Summit at Glasgow, UK, on November 1, 2021. (Photo/Narendra Modi Twitter Handle)

Glasgow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi told world leaders on November 1, 2021, that India will achieve the net-zero target by 2070.

Delivering the National Statement at the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) here, the Prime Minister said that in the midst of this global brainstorming on climate change, on behalf of India, he would like to present five elixir elements to deal with this challenge.

“First, India will reach 500 GW of non-fossil energy capacity by 2030. Second, India will meet 50 percent of its energy requirements from renewable energy by 2030. Third, India will reduce the total projected carbon emissions by one billion tonnes from now to 2030. Fourth, By 2030, India will reduce the carbon intensity of its economy to less than 45 percent. And fifth- by the year 2070, India will achieve the target of Net Zero,” PM Modi announced.

The Prime Minister also suggested ‘One Word Movement’ to the world leaders to tackle climate change.

“World today admits that lifestyle has a major role in climate change. I propose to you today One-Word Movement. This One-Word, in the context of climate, can become the basic foundation of One World. This word is – LIFE i.e. Lifestyle for Environment. Today, it’s needed that all of us come together and take forward LIFE as a movement,” PM Modi said.

He also urged the developed countries to raise climate finance goals.

“India expects developed nations to make climate finance of one trillion dollars available at the earliest. Today it’s important to track climate finance just like we track the progress of climate mitigation.”

He added that the promises made regarding climate finance had proven to be hollow until now.

“While we are all raising our climate action goals, the world’s ambitions on climate finance cannot remain the same as they were at the time of the Paris Agreement,” PM Modi said. (PW News)

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