Addressing the COP26 Glasgow Climate Summit held in Scotland, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India will reach net-zero carbon emission by 2070. PM Modi stressed on a five-point plan or ‘Panchamrit’ to fight the devastating effects of global warming and climate change. More than 120 world leaders were present at the COP26 Glasgow Climate Summit.
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India is the last of the world’s major carbon polluters to announce a net-zero target. China has said that it would reach the net-zero carbon emission goal in 2060 while the United States and the European Union are aiming for reaching the goal by 2050.
Highlights from PM Modi’s speech
- India would increase its 2030 target for an installed capacity of ‘non-fossil energy’, mostly solar from 450 to 500 gigawatts.
- PM Modi said that India will fulfil 50% of its energy requirement through renewable energy by 2030.
- India is committed to reducing carbon emissions by 1 billion tonnes and a net 45% carbon reduction among the five-point plan.
- The number of goods produced per unit of energy would be reduced by 45% by 2030. The previous goal was 35%.
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