Whilst Delhi continues to suffer from its perennial poor air quality, Narendra Modi has recommitted the whole country to its green targets. The Indian express reports that
“India was on track to meet the 2030 Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), he said. The UN Sustainable Development Goals put us on the path of equality, equity and climate justice, he added.
“While we are doing everything that is required of us, we expect that others also join in to fulfil their commitments based on common but differentiated responsibility and equity,” Modi said, without taking any names.
The National Geographic Greendex Report of 2014, which assesses the environmental sustainability of consumer choice, recently ranked India at the top for greenest consumption pattern, he said.
Discussing the goal of creating a carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent by 2030, Modi said it had once seemed difficult to many but India had continued with its steady progress on that path.
“According to the UNEP Gap Report, India is on track to meet its Copenhagen Pledge of reducing the emissions intensity of its GDP by 20 to 25 percent over 2005 levels by 2020,” Modi added.”
This article was attributed and provided by PG International