Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Bhupender Yadav held a meeting with H.E. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Climate Envoy, and Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology virtually today and discussed issues relating to COP 26, renewable energy, and other related matters.
Stating that renewable energy and energy efficiency are among the key pillars of Indian climate change strategies, Shri Yadav mentioned that under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, India has worked to make sure that renewable energy, particularly solar, becomes cheaper than energy from fossil fuels.
The Minister further mentioned that India has already installed about 151GW of non-fossil fuel installed capacity with 39 percent of the total capacity installed and going ahead, India has declared an aspirational target of installing 450 GW of renewable energy by 2030.
The Environment Minister also mentioned India’s Hydrogen Energy Mission, global initiatives such as International Solar Alliance (ISA), Coalition of Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI), and leadership group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) and underlined the need for prioritizing the concerns of developing countries, particularly in areas of implementation support including finance and technology
Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Climate Envoy and Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology sought the support of India for the UAE Initiative on Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM-C) along with the US and UK to be launched at COP26 to be held in Glasgow later this year.