In this episode of the Perspective Prog. based on COP26: Need for Climate Equity. PM Narendra Modi on Monday addressed COP26 World Leaders’ Summit in Glasgow where he made a critical pitch for climate action and stood for the nations of the developing world. While delivering his National Statement on India’s behalf, PM Modi also presented 5 commitments from India towards climate action at COP26. These include taking its non-fossil fuel energy capacity to 500 GW by 2030 , fulfilling 50 percent of its energy requirements through renewable energy by 2030 , bringing down carbon intensity of its economy by more than 45%.” by 2030 and cut down its net projected carbon emission by 1 bn tonnes from now until 2030. India will also achieve the target of ‘net zero’ carbon emissions by 2070. India has been pushing for climate Equity in terms of actions which need to be taken by the developed countries to achieve climate and energy goals. In fact, according to the Climate Equity Monitor which tracks various aspects of climate change, countries including the US, Russia, Australia and most European nations have exceeded their fair share of the global carbon budget whereas India, China and countries from Africa and South America have consumed less than their fair share. The carbon debt values for developed countries clearly indicate their responsibility and the massive carbon debt they owe the world.
Anchor:- Vishal Dahiya
Producer:- Amit Srivastav, Sagheer Ahmad
1. Urmi Goswami, Assistant Editor, Economic Times
2. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Additional Chief Secretary, Govt. of Assam
3. Madhura Joshi, Senior Associate, E3G
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