While Prime Minister Narendra Modi told New York last week that India was aiming to increase its renewable energy goal to 450 GW (gigawatts), a senior official of the Ministry of Environment of the Union said that there was not yet a deadline for this goal. be achieved.
On September 22, Mr. Modi said at the Climate Action Summit in New York: "In India, we will increase the share of non-fossil fuels to 175 GW in 2022, then to 450 GW."
"There is no fixed year for this [increase of share of non-fossil fuels to 450 GW], "C.K. Mishra, Secretary of the Environment Ministry of the Union, confirmed L & # 39; Hindu, in response to a query on when this would be implemented.
India's plan to install 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022 was announced for the first time in 2015 during the Budget Speech by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Of this total, 100 GW had to come from solar energy, and so far about 80 GW have been installed.
On single use plastic
Mr. Mishra also reiterated that there would be no ban on single-use plastics as of October 2, the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, but warnings were sent to states to restrict the use of this class of plastics.
States were told which objects were single-use plastics and [States] have been invited to commit to eliminating their use. Several states already have rules in place to restrict their use, "he said on the sidelines of a workshop of a sub-committee, called Working Group 3, of the Panel of Experts. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in New Delhi.
The IPCC is preparing the sixth assessment report, which periodically summarizes available knowledge on climate change and the effects of global warming on different ecosystems and countries. More than 200 experts from 65 countries – including 12 from India – will start preparing a first draft report, which is expected to be finalized by the end of 2021. Jim Skea, Co-Chair of Working Group 3, outlining the role of the Sixth Report The evaluation, said: "Building on previous assessments of Working Group 3, this report will focus on what can be done in the short term to mitigate climate change and on how whose mitigation measures can be made possible through policies, institution-building and finance. "