Manipur’s Phayeng village has been given the tag of being India’s first carbon positive settlement. Delhi has implemented “Bijli Swaraj”—a strategy to shift to renewable energy and create green jobs and reduce dependency on fossil fuels. Punjab is making several efforts to control stubble burning.
Different Indian states on Thursday showcased their actions being undertaken against climate change at an event titled “State Climate Leadership in India.” The event was hosted by The Climate Group in association with Delhi-based Climate Trends on the sidelines of the annual Climate Week NYC, which is being organised virtually this year due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Delhi’s new electricity reforms can reduce close to 1.6mn tonnes of CO2 emissions annually, Roshan Shankar, adviser to Delhi government said while presenting his work at Climate Week NYC 2020.