“With our traditional nature of living in harmony with the environment and the commitment of the government, India has adopted the process of low carbon emissions and climate friendly development,” he said, adding that the whole world can progress at a rapid pace only when developing Countries should be provided technology and financial assistance on a large scale.
The Prime Minister said, “Everyone has to be prosperous for the prosperity of humanity. The labor should be focused on the human dignity of every worker rather than just looking at production. He said that only with such a stand will the conservation of the earth be ensured.
Also read- PM Modi said at G-20 summit- “Coordinated efforts will lead to rapid recovery from epidemic”
Modi also attended the two-day 15th G20 summit organized by Saudi Arabia on the first day. Heads of Governments or Heads of States, European Union, other invited countries and international organizations participated in this summit. In the wake of the Kovid-19 epidemic, this summit was conducted through digital medium.
Modi said that apart from saving the citizens and economies from the effects of the global pandemic, the fight against climate change will also have to be focused. He said, “The challenge of climate change has to be dealt not with individual but integrated, comprehensive and holistic approach”.
He said that India is not only achieving its target of Paris Agreement but is doing more than that. India is one of the countries to sign the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Climate Change Framework Convention. The objective of this agreement is to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions to a great extent. It was adopted at the Cope-21 conference on climate change in Paris, the capital of France.
Referring to the steps taken by India towards climate change, Modi said that the country has adopted low carbon emission and climate friendly development processes. Referring to the efforts of the government in this direction, he said that the use of LED bulbs has been popularized in the country, which has reduced the emission of 80 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year.
He said that under the Ujjwala scheme, smokeless fuel has been made available to about eight crore families. This is the largest clean energy campaign in the world. The Prime Minister said, “Efforts are being made to eradicate single use (once used plastic) in the country.” The forest area of the country is increasing. The population of lions and tigers is increasing. The government has set a target of making 20 million hectares of degraded land as common land by 2030.
He said that India is preparing the metro network, waterways and their next generation infrastructure. He expressed hope that “India will achieve the target of generating 175 GW of renewable energy before 2022 and 450 GW by 2030”.
PM Modi, Coronavirus biggest challenge in G20
(This news has not been edited by the NewsBust team. It is published directly from the Syndicate feed.)