Press release Leaders’ Summit on Climate (April 22-23, 2021)

Leaders’ Summit on Climate (April 22-23, 2021)

Leaders’ Summit on Climate (April 22-23, 2021)

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is participating in the Leaders’ Summit on Climate at the invitation of President of U.S.A. Joseph R. Biden, being held virtually on 22-23 April 2021 and he made his remarks in the Leaders’ Session 1 on 22 April 2021 from 5.30 to 7.30 pm IST on "Our Collective Sprint to 2030”.

Hon’ble Prime Minister said that:

For humanity to combat Climate Change, concrete action is needed. We need such action at a high speed, on a large scale, and with a global scope.  We, in India, are doing our part. Our ambitious renewable energy target of 450 Gigawatts by 2030 shows our commitment.

Today, as we discuss global climate action, I want to leave one thought with you. India’s per capita carbon footprint is 60% lower than the global average. It is because our lifestyle is still rooted in sustainable traditional practices.

            Nearly 40 other world leaders are participating in the Summit. They will represent countries which are members of the Major Economies Forum (India is a member), and those vulnerable to climate change, among others. The Leaders will exchange views on climate change, enhancing climate actions, mobilising finance towards climate mitigation and adaptation, nature based solutions, climate security as well as technological innovations for clean energy.

            The Leaders will also deliberate on how the world can align climate action with inclusive and resilient economic development, while respecting national circumstances and sustainable development priorities.

            The Summit is a part of a series of global meetings focusing on climate issues, being held in the run up to COP26 in November 2021.

            All sessions will be live streamed and open to the media and public.


April 22, 2021

Panama