India will reach zero carbon emission by 2070: PM Narendra Modi
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed COP26 climate summit in Glasgow and talked about 'panchamrit' or five nectar elements to deal with the challenge of climate change. He announced that India will reach net zero carbon emission by 2070.
'Panchamrit' presented by PM Modi at the climate summit:
• India will reach its non-fossil energy capacity to 500 GW by 2030.
• India will meet 50 percent of its energy requirements from renewable energy by 2030.
• India will reduce the total projected carbon emissions by one billion tonnes from now to 2030.
• By 2030, India will reduce the carbon intensity of its economy to less than 45 percent.
• By 2070, India will achieve the target of net zero emissions.
It must be noted that India has the last due date among the world’s most carbon polluters to reach net zero target. China said it would reach that goal in 2060, and the US and the EU are aiming for 2050.
According to the scientists the need is to halve global emissions by 2030, and reach net-zero by 2050, to ensure less effect of climate change on humans.
He also called for a global push to adopt sustainable lifestyles. "Instead of mindless and destructive consumption, we need mindful and deliberate utilisation," he said, citing consumer choices in areas from packaging to diet."These choices, made by billions of people, can take the fight against climate change one step further," he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was received by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres as he arrived in Glasgow on Monday.