Addressing the COP26 Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India will achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2070.
Every year, Indian Railways transport more passengers than the entire world’s population. This railway system has set a goal of becoming “Net Zero” by 2030. This project alone will result in a 60 million tonne reduction in annual emissions. Similarly, our enormous LED bulb campaign is saving 40 million tonnes every year. India is now working hard on a number of similar programmes, said the PM.
India has also provided institutional solutions to cooperate with the rest of the world on an international level. “We founded the International Solar Alliance as a ground-breaking step in solar energy. We’ve formed a disaster-resilient infrastructure partnership for climate adaptation. This is a delicate and crucial undertaking that will save millions of lives.” he added.
The PM further expressed his confidence that the decisions taken in Glasgow will save the future of our future generations, giving them the gift of a secure and prosperous life.
PM Modi highlighted that today, India is moving forward on the subject of climate with great courage and great ambition. India also understands the suffering of all other developing countries and has already taken multiple initiatives to save the world.
Initiatives taken towards combating & adapting to climate change:
Some of the key initiatives of the Indian Government include the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC), National Adaptation Fund on Climate Change (NAFCC), Climate Change Action Programme (CCAP) and State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC).