Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the United Nations World Climate Action Summit (COP28) in Dubai on Friday, December 1. During an address at the major climate summit, PM Modi said that today India has presented to the world an excellent example of the balance between ecology and economy. India is home to 17% of the world’s population, yet its contribution to global carbon emissions is less than 4%. He also said that India is one of the few economies in the world that is on track to meet the NDC targets.
At the COP28 high-level segment in Dubai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed hosting COP33 in India in 2028. He said that India is committed to the United Nations framework for climate change process. That is why, from this platform, I propose to host the COP33 summit in India in 2028. Along with this, Modi said that during its G20 presidency, India has continuously given importance to the issue of climate with the spirit of One Earth, One Family, One Future. Together we agreed on a Green Development Pact for a sustainable future. We created lifestyle principles for sustainable development, we committed to 3% renewable energy globally.
Modi said that you have consistently supported the issues of climate justice, climate finance and green debt raised by me. Our collective efforts have increased the belief that protecting the interests of all is essential for the well-being of the world. Sharing India’s approach to climate change, Modi said the country aims to reduce the emissions intensity of its GDP by 45 per cent by 2030. He said India aims to reduce emissions intensity by 45% by 2030, increasing the share of non-fossil fuels to 50%. We will continue to move towards our goal of net zero by 2070.