India reaffirms its commitment to achieve a net-zero emissions target by 2070, emphasizing its dedication to long-term environmental sustainability, as stated by Jitendra Singh – EQ
In Short : India has affirmed its commitment to achieve a net-zero emissions target by 2070, as stated by Jitendra Singh. This commitment underscores India’s dedication to addressing climate change and reducing its carbon footprint significantly. Such a target aligns with global efforts to combat climate change and emphasizes India’s role in the transition to a more sustainable and environmentally responsible future.
In Detail : The government through public-private partnerships is ensuring the funding for clean energy innovations as envisioned under Mission Innovation 2.0, he says
Amid the ongoing concerns of climate change and discussions around a sustainable world, India is committed to achieve the net zero emissions target by 2070, said Union Minister of State (MoS), Science and Technology Jitendra Singh on Friday in New Delhi.
“We are fully committed to contributing in attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)- by way of research and innovation through international collaboration and partnerships,” he said while participating in the ‘Green Ribbon Champions’ programme.
Singh said that India is set to achieve its short-term and long-term targets under the Panchamrit action plan, like reaching a non-fossil fuel energy capacity of 500 GW by 2030; fulfilling at least half of its energy requirements via renewable energy by 2030; reducing CO2 emissions by 1 billion tons by 2030; reducing carbon intensity below 45 per cent by 2030 and finally pave the way for achieving a net-zero emission target by 2070.
Singh added that the government through public-private partnerships is ensuring the funding for clean energy innovations as envisioned under Mission Innovation 2.0.
The minister said that the Global Biofuels Alliance (GBA) to be led by India, Brazil and the United States, as leading biofuel producers and consumers, will greatly help achieve the MDG goals of India turning net-zero by 2070.
“GBA is a landmark achievement agreed to by the leaders of Singapore, Bangladesh, Italy, USA, Brazil, Argentina, Mauritius and UAE, at the initiative of PM Modi on the sidelines of the G20 Summit. GBA aims to serve as a catalytic platform, fostering global collaboration for the advancement and widespread adoption of biofuels,” he said.
Singh stated India stands at the forefront of addressing the global challenge of Climate Change and has committed to ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of reducing emission intensity by 33-35 per cent in 2030 against the levels of the year 2005.
“India has remained steadfast in its transition towards clean energy, achieving the fastest pace of renewable capacity addition amongst all major economies and ambitious transition goals articulated by Prime Minister Modi, in India’s Panchamrit declaration at COP26,” he said.