Biarritz: Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted Monday, India’s large scale efforts towards eliminating single use plastic, conserving water, harnessing solar energy and, protecting flora and fauna for a sustainable future in his address to the G7 session on environment here. Narendra Modi is attending the G7 Summit in this French town on special invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron.
Modi said he addressed the session where he highlighted India’s large scale efforts towards eliminating single use plastic, conserving water, harnessing solar energy and, protecting flora and fauna for a sustainable future.
“Reiterating India’s commitment to tackle global challenges PM @narendra modi attended the dedicated session of #G7Biarritz summit on ‘Biodiversity, Oceans, Climate’. Underlined India’s contribution to address reducing biodiversity, climate change, water stress & ocean pollution,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
In his address to the Indian community at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris last week, Narendra Modi had said India will achieve most of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) climate change goals set for 2030 in the next one-and-half years.
It should be stated here that the 21st session of COP21 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Paris from November 30 to December 12 2015 that saw the participation of 195 nations.
The nations negotiated and adopted the Paris Agreement in which India made four commitments, including reducing greenhouse gas emission intensity of its GDP by 33-35 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, under its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). India also pledged that 40 per cent of its power capacity would be based on non-fossil fuel sources and that the country will create an additional ‘carbon sink’ of 2.5 to 3 billion tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent through additional forest and tree cover by 2030.
Modi told the G7 Summit that these goals would be achieved in the next 18 months.