Commitments Made By India To Decarbonise The Economy Are Real: British PM Boris Johnson

Swarajya Staff

Nov 16, 2021, 01:46 PM | Updated 01:46 PM IST

Britain’s 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.

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