SCHOLSS ELAMU (MUNICH): Holding India as a model for developing countries for taking decisive action to curb climate change, Prime Minister Narendra exhorted rich countries to support India’s climate mitigation efforts and called for expanding constituency of Triple-P pro-planet people.
“When a large country like India shows such ambition, other developing countries also get inspiration. We hope that the rich countries of G-7 will support India’s efforts,” he said in a session at the G7 summit on climate and energy.
“Today, a huge market for clean energy technologies is emerging in India. G-7 countries can invest in research, innovation, and manufacturing in this field. The scale that India can provide for every new technology can make that technology affordable for the whole world.”
Underlining the importance of eco-friendly lifestyle for combating climate change, Mr Modi said: “Human and planet health are interconnected. Therefore, we have adopted the approach of one world, one health.”
Alluding to the launch of the Global Initiative for LiFE campaign last year, the Indian leader stressed that “the goal of this campaign is to encourage an eco-friendly lifestyle.”
“We can call the followers of this movement Triple-P i.e. ‘pro planet people’, and we should all take the responsibility of increasing the number of Triple-P people in our own countries. This will be our greatest contribution to the coming generations.”
With the world leaders listening in, PM Modi highlighted a host of pioneering steps taken by India for green growth. “Our dedication to our climate commitments is evident from our performance. We have achieved the target of 40 percent energy-capacity from non-fossil sources 9 years before time.”
“The target of 10 percent ethanol-blending in petrol has been achieved 5 months before time. India has the world’s first fully solar power operated airport. India’s huge railway system will become net zero in this decade,” he said.
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