Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the G7 summit - in this decade the railways will be made 'net zero'

Pankaj Prasad
PM Narendra Modi at G7 summit
PM Narendra Modi at G7 summit

In the G7 session on Climate, Energy, Health, Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlined India's efforts towards green development, clean energy, sustainable lifestyles and global well-being.

PM Narendra Modi At G7 Summit: Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the world about India's commitments to climate change at the G7 summit. Addressing the summit held in Elmau, Germany on Monday, he said that India's dedication to climate change commitments is evident from its performance. He said that India has the world's first fully solar-powered airport. India's vast railway system will be made 'net zero' in this decade.

Poor countries do not emit carbon: PM Modi

The Prime Minister said that there is a misconception that poor countries cause maximum damage to the environment. But India's history of thousands of years belies this truth. India was a very prosperous country in ancient times. He said that we have faced slavery of centuries. Today's independent India is the fastest growing economy in the world. 17 percent of the world's total population lives in India. But, our share of carbon emissions is only 5 percent.

Achieved energy efficiency target from non-fossil sources 9 years ago: Modi

The Prime Minister said that we achieved the target of 40 percent energy efficiency from non-fossil sources nine years ahead of time. A session of the G-7 summit on Monday outlined India's efforts for green development, clean energy, sustainable lifestyles and global well-being. Prime Minister Modi, who is in Germany on a two-day visit for the G-7 summit, was received by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on his arrival in Schloss Elmau.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson tweeted

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted, 'People have to adapt to the earth. Steps have to be taken for a better future. In the G-7 session on Climate, Energy and Health, Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlined India's efforts towards green development, clean energy, sustainable lifestyles and global well-being. Before the start of the conference, Prime Minister Modi shook hands with US President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who gathered for a group photo.

Modi and Biden to meet at I2U2 in July

This was the first meeting between Modi and Biden since they met in Japan for the Quad summit in May. The two leaders will also meet at the I2U2 conference to be held digitally in July. India, Israel, United Arab Emirates and America are included in the I2U2 economic forum of four countries. The G-7 includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US. Germany, which is chairing the conference, has invited Argentina, India, Indonesia, Senegal and South Africa. Modi has reached Elmau to attend the G-7 summit at the invitation of German Chancellor Scholz.