We will Meet Our 175GW Renewable Energy Goal before 2022 Target: PM Modi

While addressing the world leaders Prime Minister informed that, “India is not only meeting our Paris Agreement targets, but also exceeding them.”

November 23, 2020. By Manu Tayal

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that, we will meet our goal of 175 GW of renewable energy well before the target of 2022. He said during his address at the G-20 summit side event ‘Safeguarding the Planet: The CCE Approach’.

Now, we are taking a big step ahead by seeking to achieve 450 GW by 2030, PM further said.

While addressing the world leaders Prime Minister informed that, “India is not only meeting  our Paris Agreement targets,  but also exceeding them.”

He further explained about India’s efforts and said that, “India has taken concrete action in many areas. We have made LED lights popular. This saves 38 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year. Smoke free kitchens have been provided to over 80 million households through our Ujjwala Scheme. This is among the largest clean energy drives globally.”

While giving details about the efforts of his government, Modi said that the, efforts has been taken to eliminate the single-use plastics, and our forest cover is also expanding. We aim to restore 26 million hectares of degraded land by 2030, and we are also encouraging a circular economy.

On the efforts of India-headquartered International Solar Alliance (ISA), PM said, it is among the fastest growing International Organisations, with 88 signatories, has further plans to mobilise billions of dollars, train thousands of stake-holders, and promote research and development in renewable energy, and through these efforts ISA will contribute to reducing carbon foot-print.

The Prime Minister encouraged the global community by stating that, this is the best time to further increase research and innovation in new and sustainable technologies. We should do so with a spirit of cooperation and collaboration, he added.

With an aim to attract global investors, Modi said, the entire world can progress faster if there is greater support of technology and finance to the developing world.

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