Prime Minister arrives in New Delhi after a successful five-day visit to Italy, UK
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in New Delhi after a successful five-day visit to Italy and UK.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in New Delhi after a successful five-day visit to Italy and UK. During the visit, Mr Modi attended 16th G-20 Summit in Rome. The Summit delivered a strong message of recovery from the pandemic, in terms of economy, health, employment, education, tourism and most importantly climate action.
Mr Modi's Mantra of sustainable lifestyle finds resonance in the G-20's Rome Declaration on sustainable consumption and responsible production patterns in line with Sustainable Development Goal-12. In Rome, Prime Minister Modi attended Global Summit on Supply Chain Resilience where he said, India is gearing up to produce five billion COVID vaccine doses for the world next year. He said, it is also very important that there is no hindrance in the supply of raw material.
During the World Leaders' Summit of COP-26 in Glasgow, India said, it will achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2070 and reduce one billion tonnes of carbon emissions from the total projected emissions by 2030. The country will bring down the carbon intensity of its economy by more than 45 per cent by 2030.
Delivering the National Statement in the Summit, Prime Minister Modi said, India will bring its non-fossil energy capacity to 500 GW by 2030 and it will fulfill 50 per cent of its energy requirement through renewable energy by 2030.
On climate finance, he stressed the need to put pressure on those countries that have failed to deliver on their promises about climate finance. He also said all climate finance promises have been empty ones so far and developed countries must ensure one trillion dollar climate finance at the earliest.
In Glasgow, the Prime Minister also launched Infrastructure for the Resilient Island States on the sidelines of the climate summit. It is aimed at achieving sustainable development through a systematic approach to resilient, sustainable and inclusive infrastructure in Small Island Developing States. On the sidelines of both Summits, Mr. Modi held several bilateral meetings including with Prime Ministers of Italy, Singapore, Spain, Israel and Nepal as well as President of France and German Chancellor.