He stressed on popularising sustainable practices among the students as part of long- term plan for mitigation of climate change.
“The role of HRD Ministry is to make the students aware and environmentally sensitive by adopting sustainable practices and low-carbon lifestyle,” the minister said in his inaugural address at the ‘National Conference on Post-Paris Climate Change Action’.
He lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi in upscaling renewable targets which changed the narrative of India’s negotiation in the global climate change discussions.
“Instead of opposing the terms, we set out to propose alternative formulations and India has led from the front,” he said.
Recounting the numerous green initiatives by the central government like the coal cess, he said: “India has taken the lead and the world must follow to realise our commitments. Nations across the world are trying to be part of the solar alliance.”