Centre urged Indian companies to join “Leadership Group for Industry Transition” -a global initiative spearheaded by India and Sweden, informed Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on Tuesday.
Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav on Wednesday said that the need of the hour is ‘deeds’ and not ‘plain words’ to deal with climate change and that reaching ‘net zero’ alone is not enough, emphasising that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report published recently is a clarion call for the developed countries to undertake immediate deep emission cuts and decarbonize their economies.
Union Minister, who was speaking at the LEADS (Leadership, Excellence, Adaptability, Diversity and Sustainability) event organized by FICCI under the theme- “Future of Partnerships”, highlighted the key issues of climate justice and sustainable lifestyle which have been prioritized by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Yadav informed the gathering about the initiatives taken by India in the last few years, both nationally and globally for promoting renewable energy noting that the country’s renewable power capacity is currently the 4th largest in the world.
Speaking on India’s ambitious targets and futuristic initiatives, the Environment Minister said