It Will be Better if India Also Ahieves Carbon Neutrality by 2050: German Envoy


It will be better if India also achieves carbon neutrality by 2050 as all countries need to do more to deal with the climate crisis, German Ambassador to India Walter J Lindner he said on Sunday.


“The UN’s goal is (achieving carbon neutrality by) 2050. The European Union’s 2050. Germany’s goal is 2045. The sooner it will also be achieved by India the better,” Lindner said.

“I am not judging what India is saying and doing. If he (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) says he can achieve (carbon neutrality by) 2050 – the goal of the United Nations – that’s great. Anything earlier is, of course, even better,” Lindner told PTI.


Carbon neutrality refers to the idea of ​​achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by balancing those emissions so that they are equal to the emissions that are removed through the natural absorption of the planet.


More than 110 countries have already committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

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When asked if Germany expects India to raise its climate ambitions at COP26 in Glasgow, he said “I think we all have to do more. We spoil this planet. So we have to do something … all industrialized nations and other nations on the way. ” to industrialization … everyone has to work together. This is not a finger-pointing matter. It is a question of global responsibility and India is well aware of that. ”

India is implementing one of the largest renewable energy expansion programs with the goal of achieving renewable energy capacity of 175 GigaWatt (GW) by 2022 and 450 GW by 2030.

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