News By/Courtesy: Abhipsha Datta | 04 Apr 2021 8:17am IST

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  • This initiative will not only help save carbon emissions but will also save energy.
  • Narendra Modi government has replaced two billion normal bulbs with LED bulbs in the last six years, says The Environment Minister.
  • India is committed to cut its emission intensity by 35 percent, by 2031.

Union Minister of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar in his speech at an online event held by Shri Ram College of Commerce said that the central government plans to change all normal bulbs of 40 to 60 watts with LED bulbs in a few years from now and this initiative will not only help save carbon emissions but will also save energy. The Environment Minister addressed Sri Ram College Commerce Business Conclave,2021 through a video conference, informing them about the efforts of the Narendra Modi government in replacing almost two billion normal bulbs with LED bulbs in the last six years. India is one of the leading countries in renewable energy and its renewable energy capacity currently stands at 136 Gigawatt, Prakash Javadekar mentions in his speech. While speaking on climate change, the Union Minister highlighted India’s clear records concerning climate change as it contributes to only three per cent of historical carbon emissions. On the other hand, the United States is responsible for 30 per cent, Europe 30 per cent, and China accounts for nearly 20 per cent of the global carbon emissions. Besides the above discussions, The Environment Minister also announced a competition for college campuses to become sustainable green campuses. In the virtual event of signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Finland to develop cooperation between the two countries in the field of environment protection and biodiversity conservation in 2020, Javadekar had stated that India achieved its voluntary target of reducing the emissions intensity of its GDP by 21 per cent over 2005 levels by 2020 and is poised to achieve 35 per cent reduction well before the target year of 2030. The Union Environment Minister in his speech at the virtual event hosted by the Delhi college, reiterated India’s commitment to cut its emission intensity by 35 per cent, by 2031 (revised target from 2030), as it has already managed to reduce its emissions intensity by nearly 26 per cent. India has been working towards accessible, affordable, secure, and clean energy. It has to an extend managed to reduce the use of traditional biomass in cooking, which has been a primary cause of indoor air pollution in India. Apart from the commitment to reduce emissions intensity by 2031, the government has also set significant voluntary targets under the Paris Agreement on climate change that it plans to fulfil. It has committed to boosting renewable energy capacity to 40 per cent by 2030, as well as 40 per cent of electricity requirement is met through non-fossil fuels. 

 

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Section Editor: 5thVoice.News | 05 Apr 2021 5:51am IST


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