Commitments Made By India To Decarbonise The Economy Are Real: British PM Boris Johnson
Commitments Made By India To Decarbonise The Economy Are Real: British PM Boris Johnson
Britain’s PM Boris Johnson. 

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has openly praised the climate ambitions of India stating that the country has came up with some impressive stuff to decarbonise its economy by 2030, reports India Today.

Notably, the comments by the British PM come just days after the world leaders clinched the Glasgow climate deal which aims to keep alive hopes of capping global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius.

"India came up with some really impressive stuff on decarbonising their power sector, decarbonising their economy by 2030. The actual commitments, the solid commitments that India made are real," Johnson said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who attended the climate summit in Scotland, had announced a bold pledge that India will achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2070 and asserted that it is the only country that is delivering in 'letter and spirit' the commitments on tackling climate change under the Paris Agreement.

'India will increase its non-fossil energy capacity to 500 giga watt by 2030; India will fulfil 50 per cent of its energy requirements from renewable energy sources by 2030. Between now and 2030, India will reduce its total projected carbon emissions by 1 billion tonnes and by 2030; India will reduce the carbon intensity of its economy by 45 per cent and India will achieve the target of net zero by 2070,” the prime minister had underscored.

He also advocated for a global solar power grid by giving out a call for "one sun, one world, one grid".

"Sunrise and sunset dictated our lives. As long as this natural connection was there, our planet was healthy. But in the technological age, humankind, in an effort to race ahead of the sun, disturbed the balance of nature and caused great loss to the environment," the PM said.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber