Javdekar, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld
He said climate change was the result of 200 years of rampant carbon emissions from industrialized countries and did not happen overnight.
“Can’t we demand a fair share of energy? We need energy and carbon space. The developed world must decide, ”Javdekar said.
The minister said India’s contribution to historic emissions was only 3 percent and much of the world’s carbon space has already been consumed.
“It was promised in 2009 that $ 100 billion would be given to developing countries for adaptation and mitigation, but hardly anything is on the table. Now the bill is $ 1.1 trillion. We are continuing it … We want new funding and not grants converted into climate finance, ”the Minister said.
The annual electricity consumption per capita in India is 1,100 kilowatt-hours (kwh), while that of the United States is 11,000 kwh and many other European countries have 7,000-10,000 kwh, he said. declared.
He added that the United States, Europe and for 40 years, China, were the real contributors to this carbon stock which is now suffocating the world.
The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) is scheduled to be held in Glasgow in November under the chairmanship of the United Kingdom.
The minister also said they plan to create an additional 2.5 billion tonnes of carbon sink and have already added 15,000 square kilometers of new tree cover over the past seven years.
Pralhad Joshi, Minister of Coal and Mines, said in his speech that Coal India will invest Rs 5,650 crore to build 3,000 MW of solar power projects to become net-zero by 2023-24.
He also added that the country is expected to add three times more renewable energy capacity this year than last year and that it is also expected to add around 20,000 MW of nuclear power generation capacity over the next decade. .