India is likely to exceed its Paris Agreement targets, says PM Modi

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On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that India is looking forward to except its Paris Agreement targets, as the nation sees climate adaptation as a key element of India’s developmental efforts.

While addressing the Climate Adaption Summit 2021, the Prime Minister said, “We have promised ourselves that we will not just arrest environmental degradation but reverse it. We will not just create new capacities but make them an agent for global good,”

PM Modi said that Indi is currently targeting 450 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity by 2030 to meet the Paris Agreement targets. “We are promoting LED lights and saving 38 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually,” he said.

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While listing out the actions planned by the country to meet the goals of sustainable development, Narendra Modi said that India is currently planning to restore about 26 million hectares of degraded land by 2030. “We are providing clean cooking fuel to 80 million rural households. We are connecting 64 million households to piped water supply,” the PM said.

The Prime Minister stated that India’s effort is not restricted within the country. “The International Solar Alliance and the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure show the power of global climate partnership. I call upon the Global Commission on Adaptation to work with CDRI to enhance infrastructure resilience globally,” Modi said.

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The online international Climate Adaptation Summit 2021 (CAS-21) is being hosted by the Netherlands and has convened global leaders and local stakeholders.

The online international Climate Adaptation Summit 2021 (CAS-21) is hosted by the Netherlands. This two-day summit began on Monday and is currently set to see the launch of a comprehensive Adaptation Action Agenda that will work towards making the world more resilient to the effects of climate change by setting out clear commitments to deliver effective results.

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