India to showcase clean energy plan at Global Clean Energy Action Forum in the US


Before leaving on a 5-day visit to the US as the head of a high-level joint ministerial delegation, Union Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Science, Jitendra Singh said he is looking forward to very close engagements at the Plenary and Roundtables of Global Clean Energy Action Forum in the US, especially in the light of recent breakthroughs in the areas of Clean Energy Technologies both at home and abroad.

Singh said that the Global Clean Energy Action Forum meeting offers India an opportunity to present Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to the world. The forum will bring together all the stakeholders including at least 30 ministers from different countries, hundreds of CEOs and business leaders, scientists, and academicians. Singh asserted that the event is also an acknowledgment of the leading role assumed by India in issues related to Clean Energy concerns.

In August the Union Cabinet, chaired by PM Modi, approved India’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to be communicated to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

India at the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in Glasgow, UK, in November 2021 pledged to intensify its climate action by presenting to the world five focus areas of India’s climate action.

Singh said that the National Hydrogen Mission aims to help the country meet its climate targets and make India a green hydrogen hub. This, he said, will help in meeting the target of production of 5 million tonnes of green hydrogen by 2030 and the related development of renewable energy capacity.

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