Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, climate change can through policies, laws, rules and orders as well be fought as behavioural change. address at CERAWeek 2021, Mr Delivering the keynote Modi stressed that behavioural change is the most powerful way to fight these challenges.
He added that this spirit of behavioural change is a key part of Indian traditional habits which teach consumption with compassion. He expressed pride in farmers who are constantly using modern ways of irrigation.
He pointed out that there is a growing demand of healthy and organic food and India can drive this change through spices, Ayurveda products and more.
The Prime Minister added that India is working to increase its share of natural gas from 6 percent to 15 percent by 2030. LNG is being promoted as a fuel and a National Hydrogen Mission for hydrogen as use of a fuel has been launched.
Modi said as of 1st March this year, around 37 million LED bulbs are being used in India and this has saved cost and energy. Over 38 million tonnes carbon dioxide has been reduced per year. Over the last seven years, India’s forest cover has grown significantly. The population of lions, tigers, leopards and water fowls has grown. Modi said these are great indicators of positive behavioural changes.
Yesterday, CERAWeek Founder Dr Daniel Yergin gave the CERAWeek Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award to Mr Modi. The Prime Minister dedicated the award to the people of India and the glorious tradition of the country that shows the way to care for the environment.
He said, the award recognises leadership. He said, there is no doubt that when it comes to environmental aring for the environment, the people of India are the leaders, and it has been the case for centuries.
The Prime Minister said in Mahatma of the greatest environment champions to Gandhi, India has one have ever lived. He added that if humanity had followed the path given by him, people would not have faced so many problems today.
He urged everyone to visit Mahatma Gandhi’s home in Porbandar to get practical conversations such as underground water tanks constructed over 200 lessons on water years ago.