India walking the talk on climate change, 2 degree compliant: Javadekar

New Delhi (NVI): India is walking the talk on climate change and is 2 degree compliant in action and contribution as per the 2015 Paris Agreement, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today said while addressing at India CEO Forum on Climate Change.

Chairing the virtual program, Javadekar said that Climate Change is a very important issue and the world action is needed.

“It is not one country can make a difference. All countries will have to work in that direction,” Javadekar said.

“In Paris we decided that we will restrict the temperature rise to two degrees by 2100. For that every country did declare the nationally determined contributions. We have declared that we will reduce our our emission intensity by 35 per cent, solar power we will have 100 GW by 2022, 175 GW of renewable power by 2022 and now the Prime Minister has taken it to a new height of 450 GW by 2030. So it’s a huge target of renewable which will be little more than 40 per cent our installed energy capacity,” he said while addressing the virtual event.

In December 2019, Climate Action Tracker had rated India’s efforts as ‘2 degree compatible’, which means that if all countries made efforts like India’s, the average global temperature rise could be limited to 2°C by 2100. India is the world’s only major economy to be rated so.