New Delhi, November 5
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today appealed to key industry leaders from steel, cement, power and pharmaceutical sectors to work with the government in combating climate change and helping India achieve the targets set under the Paris Climate Agreement.
Following the minister’s appeal, industry leaders took a pledge to work with the government to tackle climate change and build sustainable economies by adopting measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote renewable energy.
Addressing the India CEO forum on climate change, Javadekar requested the firms to provide their internal roadmaps and targets on yearly basis to the Environment Ministry and participate in achieving targets set under the Paris Agreement. “I am sure factories are reducing emissions and bringing more greenery in campuses. Using new technologies to save water and (increase) energy efficiency is also a concern which you are taking care of,” he said. — TNS