At the G-7 summit, Prime Minister Modi counted India’s efforts to prevent climate change and made a strong request
Hiroshima. Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted India’s efforts and concerns over climate change at the G7 meeting of the world’s 7 richest democracies held in Hiroshima, Japan. During it, Prime Minister Modi also called for broadening the scope of the ongoing discussion on climate change, and not just limiting it to the energy perspective.
In his opening address to the G-7 summit, Prime Minister Modi said: “Today we stand at an important turning point in history. Climate change, environmental security and energy security are some of today’s greatest challenges in a world plagued by multiple crises. One of the obstacles to solving these grand challenges is that we only see climate change from an energy perspective. We should broaden the scope of our discussion.
Prime Minister Modi counts India’s efforts
Meanwhile, while discussing India’s efforts to prevent climate change, the Prime Minister said, “Earth has been given mother status in Indian civilization. And to solve all these challenges, we must listen to the call of the earth. You need to change your behavior accordingly. With this in mind, India has created institutional solutions for the whole world like Mission Life, International Solar Alliance, Alliance for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure, Mission Hydrogen, Biofuel Alliance, Big Cat Alliance.
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Along with this, Prime Minister Modi said, “Today, farmers in India are walking the path of progress and development by saving every drop of water, in line with the mission of ‘Per Drop More Crop’. We are making rapid progress towards our “Net Zero by 2070” goal (zero carbon emissions by 2070).
Aim to reach net zero by 2030,
The Prime Minister said that our extensive railway network has decided to reach Net Zero by 2030. At present, the installed capacity of renewable energy in India is around 175 GW. By 2030, it will reach 500 GW. Prime Minister Modi said: “We see all our efforts as our responsibility to the earth. This spirit is the foundation of our development and resides in the ambitious goals of our development journey. In India’s development journey, environmental commitments are not an obstacle, but a factor.
With that, Prime Minister Modi called on the leaders of the G-7 countries and said, “As we move towards climate action, we need to make the green and clean technology supply chain flexible. If we don’t provide technology transfer and affordable financing to countries in need, then our discussion will remain just a discussion. There will be no changes on the pitch.
Prime Minister Modi said: “I proudly say that the people of India are aware of the environment and understand their responsibilities. This sense of responsibility has flowed through our veins for centuries. India is quite ready to contribute with all.
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FIRST POST: May 20, 2023, 7:21 p.m. HST