Italy: India's mantra of sustainable development got a place in G-20's Rome manifesto; Modi gave this big advice to developed countries
Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed a number of important issues during the G-20 Summit in Rome on Sunday. He also gave several mantras to developed countries to protect the environment and promote green projects. PM Modi said developed countries should set a target of providing at least one percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to finance green projects in developing countries. PM Modi said India cannot ignore the neglect of climate finance and it was not justice to pressure developing countries to take climate action without concrete progress on it.
Forgetting climate justice, we are betraying humanity
Addressing the G20 Summit session on 'Climate Change and Environment', PM Modi further said that by forgetting climate justice, we are not only doing injustice to developing countries, but we are betraying the entire humanity. He stressed that as the vocal voice of developing countries, India cannot ignore the neglect of climate finance by developed countries. He suggested that developed countries should set a target of providing at least 1 percent of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to finance green projects in developing countries.
PM Modi gives these three mantras
In the session, PM Modi placed three actionable points before the G-20 partners. He said the G-20 countries should create a 'Clean Energy Project Fund' which can be used in countries where it is scarce. A network of Clean Energy Research Institutes should be created in G-20 countries. In addition, G-20 countries should form an organization to create global standards in the field of green hydrogen to encourage its production and use.
India will contribute fully to all these efforts
PM Modi said India will also contribute fully to all these efforts. Modi also said India is moving ahead with ambitious targets on the issue of climate mitigation. When we announced our goals in Paris, many asked if India would be able to do something like 175 GW of renewable energy. But India is not only achieving these goals fast but is also busy setting high targets.
India aims to rehabilitate 26 million hectares of wasteland
Moving beyond its Paris commitments, India has set a target of rehabilitating 26 million hectares of wasteland, and Indian Railways, the world's largest passenger carrier, serving an average of 8 billion passengers every year, has set a target of 'net zero carbon' by 2030, PM Modi said.