India reinforces commitment to climate action at SCO Summit

India is actively working towards reducing emissions, transitioning to alternative fuels, adopting electric vehicles, and building climate-resilient infrastructure

July 8, 2024

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar delivered Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Kazakhstan

During India's SCO presidency, a joint statement on emerging fuels and a concept paper on decarbonisation in the transportation sector were approved

Prime Minister Modi reiterated India's goal to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2070, with plans to reduce emissions intensity by 45% by 2030

Jaishankar advocated for respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity, non-discriminatory trade rights, and transit regimes

India is addressing the global climate crisis with a robust strategy to reduce emissions and build resilient infrastructure. At the SCO Summit in Kazakhstan, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, representing Prime Minister Narendra Modi, outlined the nation’s efforts and future goals. These include transitioning to alternative fuels, adopting electric vehicles, and achieving Net Zero emissions by 2070. Jaishankar also emphasised the need for strong connectivity to boost economic development and called for respect for sovereignty and fair trade practices. Additionally, India is advancing its AI initiatives, reflecting a commitment to technological progress and cooperation within the SCO.

Source: Economic Times

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