In the ongoing ‘World Leaders Summit of COP-26’ in Glasgow, the Prime Minister of the country kept many special things related to climate change in front of the world. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Monday that India will reduce estimated emissions by one billion tonnes from now to 2030. Also appealed to world leaders to make lifestyle changes. In his speech, PM Modi also reminded the whole world of the Paris Agreement. Made five major announcements at the climate change meeting in Glasgow. Which PM named Panchamrit.
India set new goals
India was the biggest emitter, and the only G20 country, which had not yet announced a net-zero target, and there was growing demand to agree to it. PM Modi also accepted global demands to agree on a net-zero emission target. Notably, India was the largest emitter and the only G20 country that had not announced a net-zero target so far. In his speech, the PM said that India will reach its non-fossil energy capacity to 500 GW by 2030. Apart from all this, by 2030, India will meet 50 percent of its energy requirements from renewable energy.
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Appeal to countries to strengthen the fight against climate change
In addition, the country’s emissions intensity, or emissions per unit GDP, will drop by at least 45 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels, the PM added. In its current target, India promised to reduce its emissions intensity by 33 to 35 percent by 2030. Referring to the Paris Agreement, Modi said that it is not just an agreement, but a sentiment for him. He said that India is the only country which has fulfilled the promises made during the Paris Agreement. Significantly, in his address, the PM appealed to the countries to further strengthen the fight against climate change.
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