Prime Minister Narendra Modi has placed India in a position where it can guide the world in dealing with the crisis of climate change, Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said here on Friday.
Yadav, who is in Glasgow for the 26th international climate conference COP 26, said he was privileged to represent India in the negotiations and also overwhelmed to see the impact the Prime Minister’s initiatives and ideas have created on world leaders.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has placed India in a position where the country has come to guide the world in dealing with the crisis of climate change,” Yadav said.
“While at the Paris Climate Conference, the Prime Minister had urged the world to increase forest area, decrease carbon emission and encourage alternative sources of energy, at the ongoing COP26 conference in Glasgow, Scotland, he took the pledge of ‘Panchamrit’ or five-nectar elements in India’s fight against climate change,” Yadav shared in his blog ‘COP 26 Diary’.
“The ‘Panchamrit’ commitment made by our respected Prime Minister seeks to raise India’s non-fossil fuel-based energy capacity to 500 GW by 2030