Narendra Modi, Cleantech, Clean Energy, Climate ChangeShowing its commitment towards clean technology, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has officially backed the UK’s Glasgow Breakthroughs, an international plan to deliver clean and affordable technology everywhere by 2030. The plan was launched at the COP26 climate summit on Tuesday.
With this India joins the US, European Union, China, among others representing more than 70% of the world’s economy and every region, to sign up to the agenda.
The cleantech plan is modelled on the UK’s landmark Net Zero Strategy, the Breakthrough Agenda will see countries and businesses coordinate and strengthen their climate action each year to dramatically scale and speed up the development and deployment of clean technologies and drive down costs this decade.
“By making clean technology the most affordable, accessible, and attractive choice, the default go-to in what are currently the most polluting sectors, we can cut emissions right around the world,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.
“The Glasgow Breakthroughs will turbocharge this forward so that by 2030 clean technologies can be enjoyed everywhere, not only reducing emissions but also creating more jobs and greater prosperity,” he said.
The idea behind the plan is to make clean technologies the most affordable, accessible, and attractive choice for all globally in each of the most polluting sectors by 2030, particularly supporting the developing world to access the innovation and tools needed to transition to net zero.
As part of the plan, the global leaders are also likely to discuss global progress every year in each sector starting in 2022 – supported by annual reports led by the International Energy Agency in collaboration with the International Renewable Energy Agency and UN High-Level Champions – with annual discussions of Ministers across government convened around the Mission Innovation and Clean Energy.