Sharm El-Sheikh: India is committed towards clean and green energy source and the National Hydrogen Mission is a leap in that direction, said the Union Minister for Environment Forest and Climate change Bhupender Yadav.
Bhupender Yadav was speaking at the Middle East Green Initiative Summit 2022 on the sidelines of COP 27, Sharm El-Sheikh.
“India has initiated a number of coalitions such as International Solar Alliance, which is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to bring clean and affordable energy to all and I am glad to mention that both Egypt and Saudi Arabia are part of it” he said.
Yadav is leading Indian delegation at the 27th Session of Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 27) which has begun on 6 November at the coastal city of Egypt Sharm El-Sheikh.
“I would like to compliment Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Arab Republic of Egypt for hosting the Middle East Green Initiative Summit 2022 on the sidelines of COP 27 which brings the nations from around the world together under one roof, and seeks to create infrastructure needed to reduce emissions and protect the environment” he added.
Highlighting other India’s initiatives, the Minister said, as part of the United Nations Decade of Action for attainment of SDGs, India has initiated several measures for promoting Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy, including for prevention and management of waste.
During the address, Yadav said he quoted PM Modi on the environment friendly energy source and target of Net Zero
“Through the National Hydrogen Mission, India has moved towards an environment-friendly energy source. This will help India and many countries of the world to achieve their goal of net zero. India has become a prime example of how progress and nature can go hand in hand. Now that India has also become the fifth largest economy in the world, our forest area is also increasing and the number of wildlife is also increasing.”
Yadav said, India has come to COP 27 with hopes and expectations for speedy and effective implementations of enhanced commitments of the nations to make tangible differences in the lives of the most vulnerable people.
He said that the various initiatives undertaken by the Middle East Green Initiative, relate directly to encouraging sustainable consumption practices like planting of 50 billion trees across the Middle East that lead to employment opportunities and strengthening the resilience of countries.
He also appreciated the Egypt for developing a Green Ammonia facility to be used as bunker fuel to serve the Suez Canal Maritime traffic.
“The efforts of Egyptian Governments in establishing green fuel production in the country in the pursuit of net-zero shipping is worth appreciating” he said.