India and UK step up efforts to tackle climate change by 2030, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld
India and the UK have agreed on a joint roadmap including plans to tackle climate change by 2030. It includes new collaboration on clean energy transition and forest protection, and joint leadership to develop resilient infrastructure in climate vulnerable countries.
The roadmap will support global efforts to limit the rise in global temperatures and achieve an ambitious outcome at COP26.
According to the British High Commission, the two leaders reaffirmed their personal commitment to work together for an ambitious outcome at the COP26 climate summit in November and sustained action beyond.
The roadmap sets out an ambitious agenda for UK-India collaboration in tackling climate change, including a new partnership on clean energy transition, which will boost the development of renewable energies like wind power offshore, improving energy and storage efficiency, and advancing electric mobility. The two countries are also committed to collaborating on green hydrogen.
He also talks about the joint launch of a new global green grid initiative at COP26 to enable countries to work together on interconnected grids for renewable energy, to help realize India’s vision of One Sun One World One Grid.
The roadmap called for joint action through the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI), which the UK and India co-chair, to help small island developing states prepare for the impacts of climate change. by strengthening their infrastructure.
He also mentioned positioning the UK and India as global biodiversity leaders by strengthening collaboration to protect and restore nature, including through a new joint partnership on forests.
“This will strengthen the way we share expertise and information and accelerate a global transition to more sustainable supply chains by bringing together countries that produce and consume forest-risk commodities to share ideas and take action,” reads -on in the press release.
In line with the roadmap, the two sides will explore the possibility of strengthened partnerships with key private finance leaders, including with the Climate Finance Leadership Initiative, in order to mobilize public and private finance for green development.
He added a new phase of collaboration on India’s Energy Security Scenario Calculation initiative, to support climate policy and planning.
India and the UK also welcomed corporate climate action, and encouraged other companies to follow suit, according to the statement. Companies that have recently made Net Zero commitments as part of the UN’s ‘Race to Zero’ campaign include the Neev Fund, Engineering Export Promotion Council of India, Gayam Motor Works, M / s Claro Energy Ltd , Commonwealth Inclusive Growth Services Ltd, Evolve India, Suryadesh. , Rolls Royce, Diageo and Grundfos Pumps India Pvt Ltd.
“The UK and India share a long-standing partnership and I am very encouraged by the steps we have taken today to strengthen our joint efforts to tackle climate change,” said the President-designate of the COP26, Alok Sharma.
“If the world is to become net zero by the middle of the century and keep 1.5 degrees within reach, everyone has to work together to make real change for a cleaner, greener planet,” Sharma added. .
âI am proud of the close collaboration on this crucial issue that our two countries have forged, especially during this very difficult time for India as it battles with Covid,â he said. (ANI)