NITI Aayog, the premier policy think tank of India, held a significant workshop on “Green Development Pact for a Sustainable Future” in New Delhi. The workshop revolved around the Green Development Pact outlined in the G20 New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration (NDLD). This pact offers a framework for nations to achieve objectives related to energy, climate, environment, and disaster resilience.
Key highlights of the workshop included insights from Shri Pankaj Agarwal, Secretary, Ministry of Power, who discussed policy initiatives like the Production Linked Incentives (PLI) scheme for high-efficiency solar PV modules and efforts to strengthen the distribution sector. Shri Amitabh Kant, G20 Sherpa, emphasized India’s role in setting the agenda for global discussions on energy transition and climate action, particularly regarding the ambitious targets of tripling global renewable capacity by 2030.
Prof Ramesh Chand, Member of NITI Aayog, stressed the need for India to lead by example in green development, emphasizing the importance of affordable energy and energy efficiency alongside clean energy.
The workshop featured three distinct sessions covering various aspects of green development, including clean energy transition, ecosystem conservation, and disaster-resilient infrastructure. These sessions addressed issues such as energy security, technology access, creating an enabling environment, and fostering innovation. They also explored themes like circular economies and climate resilience. This event was part of a series of ten thematic workshops aimed at devising actionable strategies to promote the growth and prosperity of India, as outlined in the New Delhi Leader’s Declaration.
In summary, the workshop underlines India’s commitment to a sustainable and green future, reinforcing its leadership role in addressing critical global challenges related to energy, climate, and the environment.