India Stands Alone in Fulfilling Climate Change Commitments : Says Prakash Javadekar

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Pune: During a zonal workshop held at Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), MP Prakash Javadekar informed that India has successfully achieved the 2030 target of becoming a carbon neutral country in 2023 itself.

Javadekar attributed this accomplishment to the responsible efforts made under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The workshop, organized by The Green Tree Foundation, saw participation from representatives of 30 universities in western India.

Further Javadekar emphasized the significance of tackling climate change, which has caused a surge in natural disasters over the past two centuries due to carbon emissions. While countries like the United States, China, and those in Europe are major contributors to carbon emissions, India’s share stands at a mere 3 per cent. Despite this, India is taking greater responsibility in combating climate change and aims to become a carbon neutral country by 2070.

He also highlighted the active role of students in this movement, with 75 universities joining the ‘Carbon Neutral University and College Campus’ initiative. The initiative will focus on implementing measures like tree plantation, energy conservation, water conservation, and waste processing to make university campuses carbon-neutral.

As per the information provided, notable attendees included Suresh Gosavi, vice chancellor of SPPU, Rajendra Shende, former director of the United Nations Environment Programme and T Sitaram, the chief guest.

Madhupriya Dhanwate