India urges G20 nations to reduce high emissions to leave a better future

India has urged the group of 20 nations with per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions above the world average to take immediate steps to reduce their emissions so that the world stays on the right track to leave a better planet for future generations.

Union Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy R K Singh led a delegation from India at the G20 Energy and Climate Joint Ministerial Meeting that was held on Friday virtually and was attended by energy and environment ministers from G20 nations.

R K Singh apprised the delegates from the G20 countries in the meeting about the significant progress made by India in meeting its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) targets while staying committed to meeting its climate goals under the Paris Agreement, according to statement from the ministry.

The Indian delegation in the G 20 meeting said that India has already achieved an emission reduction of 28 per cent over 2005 levels and is all set to exceed its NDC commitments before 2030, the press release further stated

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