Union Minister Piyush Goyal recently attended UN Trade Forum 2021 where he put forward India’s renewed thrust to achieve climate goals in the post-COVID-19 world.
Highlights of the forum:
- At the forum, Piyush Goyal spoke about a clean environment and sustainable inclusive environment as the priority agenda of the country.
- He stated that India’s per capita CO2 emission is the lowest among the big economies of the world, and the country’s ambitious target of 450 Gigawatts by 2030 is the representation of commitment towards the United Nations 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals.
- He highlighted that, climate justice should be protected and developed countries should reconsider their pattern of consumption to bring about a sustainable lifestyle.
- According to minister, India has taken several steps on clean energy, energy efficiency, afforestation and bio-diversity.
- India has also encouraged global initiatives such as International Solar Alliance and coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure.
About UN Trade Forum:
- UN Trade Forum was established as a space for dialogue on how trade can be harnessed to get a prosperous, inclusive and sustainable world.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG):
- SDG are collection of 17 interlinked global goals which are designed to be a blueprint of achieving a better and more sustainable future for all.
- SDGs were set up in 2015 by United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
- They are intended to be achieved by 2030.
- SDGs are included in UN Resolution called “2030 Agenda” these goals were developed in Post-2015 Development Agenda as future global development framework and replaced the Millennium Development Goals which ended in 2015.