The UN in India commemorated the 76th year of its founding with a celebration of climate action in India, highlighting its enduring partnership with the Government and the people of India. The commemoration also showcased the incremental role young people are playing in India achieving its climate ambition.
Speaking at the in-person commemoration, Union Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy, BhagwanthKhuba, said, “Over the years, India and the UN have cooperated closely on our shared objectives of world peace and the guarantee of sustainable development. The Decade of Action for the Sustainable Development Goals is upon us. And unprecedented actions are needed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. I believe the UN Day theme of climate action is timely.”
Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, International Solar Alliance, said, “Solar already provides the cheapest electricity in many parts of the world, but only when the sun is shining. At the upcoming CoP, we need to create international collaboration that enables cost-effective round-the-clock solar electricity. And collaboration to enable the ideas of young people to take root into concrete products and processes.