Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday climate change and calamities are interlinked and suggested ways to tackle them as he pointed out that Indians have shown the way for centuries when it came to caring for the environment.
The Prime Minister made the comments after receiving the prestigious CERAWeek Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award. “It is with great humility that I accept the CERAWeek Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award. I dedicate this award to the people of our great Motherland, India,” Modi said at the start of his address.
“This award recognises environmental leadership. It is commonly said that the best way to show is through action. There is no doubt that when it comes to caring for the environment, the people of India are the leaders, and it has been the case for centuries.” the Prime Minister said while delivering the keynote address virtually.
The Prime Minister suggested two ways to fight climate change and natural calamities. “One is through policies, laws, rules and orders. These have their own importance. For example, India is working to increase its share of natural gas from 6 per cent to 15 per cent by 2030. LNG is being promoted as fuel.