Environment & Nature

PM Modi Pledges New Climate Goal At Climate Summit

BP World Bureau | Nov 02 2021 09:03:08 AM
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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India's new goals to deal with climate change as part of a five-point action plan that included reducing emissions to 50% by 2030. 

He said that by 2070, India will reach carbon neutrality making the boldest pledge at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.

He urged developed countries to deliver on their promise of climate financing. 

 The commitments he promised on behalf of the country include;  

  1. By the end of the 2020s, India will increase its non-fossil fuel power capacity to 500 gigawatts (GW). 
  2. By 2030, half of India’s energy will come from renewable sources.
  3. India’s carbon intensity goal for the next decade will be increased from 35% to 45%. The carbon intensity goal is measured as carbon dioxide emissions per unit of gross domestic product (GDP). 
  4. By the end of the decade,  India will also strive to produce half of its electricity using renewable energy and cut carbon-dioxide emissions by 1 billion tons.

Read: India Among Top 11 Nations Of Climate Change Concern 

“Justice would demand that those nations that have not kept their climate commitments should be pressured... climate finance cannot lag climate action," he said.