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Related Topics: Sustainable Development, Climate Change


PM Narendra Modi has announced at the United Nations Climate Action Summit that India’s renewable energy target will be increased to 450 GW.

Key Highlights of Prime Minister’s Speech

  • A global people’s movement is needed to bring about behavioural change.
  • India will increase share of non-fossil fuel, will increase renewable energy capacity to beyond 175 GW by 2022 and take it to 450 GW.
  • Called for a people’s movement to end the use of single use plastic and hoped that it will create awareness at a global level about the harmful effects of single use plastic.
  • India will spend $50 billion on government’s ambitious ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ for water conservation, rainwater harvesting and for the development of water resources.
  • A Comprehensive approach is the need of the hour which covers education, values and everything from lifestyle to developmental philosophy.

New Initiatives

  • PM has announced two international initiatives.
  • First, a platform for governments and the private sector to work together to develop low carbon pathways for industry, with Sweden and other countries.
  • Second, a Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI), which was approved by the Union Cabinet last month and ₹480 crore has been allocated for technical assistance and projects. U.K., Australia and island nations such as Fiji and the Maldives will be part of this coalition.
[Source: The Hindu]


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