India- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed the Climate Summit.
In his address, the he called on all to take this decade forward as a climate change mitigation oriented decade. Pointing out the need for the entire human community to take concrete steps to meet the challenge of climate change, Modi said India was working towards that and aimed to generate 450 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2030.
He also said that, India has taken bold steps in the areas of clean energy, energy efficiency, tree planting and biodiversity. Prime Minister Modi has encouraged global efforts such as the International Solar Alliance. On the occasion, Prime Minister Modi and US President Joe Widen also inaugurated the ‘India-US Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership’.
Stating that the partnership aims to make technology clean and environmentally friendly by mobilizing investment, he said, ‘India’s per capita carbon footprint is less than 60 per cent due to the sustainable and traditional lifestyles we have been pursuing for centuries.’ They have even urged everyone to follow the principle of back to basics.