New Delhi : India’s contribution in climate change in last 200 years has been only Three per cent .Only Europe, US and China in last 40 years is to be blamed carbon emissions and for climate change world wide.
“ These countries prospered economically but polluted the world. India is one of the suffering country with least contribution in climate change . As part of the Paris agreement rich countries promised to provide US $ 100 billion a year to help developing nations combat climate change but for last 11 years nothing has come. In the just concluded G-7 meet they have again committed funds for fighting the climate change ” said Mr Prakash Javedkar while speaking at a webinar on ‘: Revival, Regeneration & Conservation of Nature , organized by FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) , the women business wing of the apex trade body FICCI here today .
“In India as soon as the schools re-open Ministry of environment will be initiating school nursery program in 5000 shools nation wide. Where class VI,VII and VIIth students will be planting the saplings and nurturing them till end of their passing out from school. After schooling they will tak thee plant to their house and further nurture them. If they don’t have space at home they will plant it in the narest big house having space. This ill inculcate habit of taking care o plants and bring discipline and will also helpgenerating much needed O2. This will be also introduced in IIT;s and other higher education institutes soon” said Mr Javedkar
“Introduction of Euro VI fuel in April 2020 as well making it mandatory for all new vehicles to be Euro VI from April this year has helped in reducing air pollution in a big way. Similarly construction of Eastern and Western Peripheral around Delhi has helped reducting pollution in thee national capital in a big way. Adoption of ZigZag technology 3000 brick kilns out of 6000 brick kilns around NCR has also helped in reduction of ai pollution. Soon all brick kilns ill follow the suit. “ said Mr Javedkar.
“Government is also working and taking all steps to ensure country becomes free of single plastic use by the yar 2022, But fir all these efforts we all have to work together and citizen upport is a must” the minister said.
“Sustainability with well-defined goals and targets must become a strategic priority for Every Industry Sector. An environmentally friendly business can also be profitable by decreasing the business’s negative impact on the environment.
We at FLO encourage our members’ enterprises to manage their triple bottom line – profits, people and planet. “ said Ms Ujjwala Singhania, President, FICCI Ladies Organisation FLO while speaking at the webinar.
“There is an urgent need to formulate a development model which focuses on responsible and eco- friendly govt policies that will promote sustainable use of natural resources.FLO this year has taken the pledge of planting over 1 lakh trees by our 18 chapters Pan India. An impactful beginning to this initiative was made on World Environment Day.” Said Ms Singhania.
“FLO has adopted 143 villages across India. The objective is to ensure integrated development of the selected villages with adequate infrastructure and to develop eco-friendly small-scale industries to create sustainable livelihood.” She said .
“Global warming and climate change is taking its toll on us in form of various natural disasters, cyclones, extreme climate events and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This shows we should focus more on preserving biodiversity and our corporates to find solutions for environment challenges ithin the natural environment itself. Our markets are coping up to predict and cope with such events” said Dr Mukund Rajan, FICCI chair on environment while speaking at the webinar.
This conclave is aimed at spreading awareness about issues related to the environment and to collectively work together for a better world.
“Global warming is a one of the biggest issue world is facing but various step taken by the Indian government and corporates are laudable .The major steps being access of electricity to all, huge solar power progress and othe moves to reduce carbon emissions. But more needs to be done targets need to be raised and air pollution needs to be checked which is more deadly than the current pandemic” said Ms. Joan MacNaughton, Chair, Climate Group