Kerala Plans To Become 100% Renewable Energy-based State by 2040: Chief Minister

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During the inauguration ceremony for the India Climate and Development Partners’ Meet, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated that Kerala aims to become a state that is 100% renewable energy-based by 2040 and a net-carbon-neutral state in 2050. The event was organized by the State government and the World Bank in Thiruvananthapuram, on December 7.


The Kerala State Action Plan on Climate Change 2023-2030 (Kerala SAPCC2.0) was released by the Chief Minister. He spoke about the many programmes and plans that the government has developed to help Kerala achieve its goals of using 100% renewable energy in 2040 and becoming carbon neutral by 2050, reports The Hindu. Due to its geographical position, Kerala is vulnerable to climate-related calamities. Therefore, the government released a new plan to combat climate change, Mr Vijayan said.


According to Mr Vijayan the Kerala SAPCC is an “inclusive and sustainable” strategy that focuses on climate change adaptation in key sectors.

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He stated that the SAPCC also seeks to improve the resilience of vulnerable people to climate-related risks. According to the CM, it is crucial that all parties involved work together to address climate change. It has quickly become a major threat to the environment and humanity. As a first step, he claimed that the southern states has published a new climate change action plan.

The State government and the Agence Francaise de Developpement ((AFD – French Development Agency) signed a performance-based loan agreement for 100 million euros (Rs 865.8 crore). The agreement aims to strengthen the state’s resilience to the impacts of climate change.

At the event, the Chief Minister also highlighted the Kerala Hydrogen Economic Mission (and the implementation of an electric car consortium program). These initiatives are designed to reduce the state’s carbon footprint, encourage decarbonization across all sectors, create a green-hydrogen hub in the state and achieve zero-emission mobility.

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