COP26: Prime Minister Modi to address leaders’ summit on Monday and launch global solar grid initiative the next day | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the leaders’ summit at UN local weather change convention (COP26) in Glasgow on Monday and together with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson collectively launch the bold transnational solar grid initiative – One Sun One World One Grid – the next day whereas taking ahead India’s multi-pronged methods to decarbonise vitality sector.
India’s bold 450 GW renewable vitality objective by 2030, Hydrogen mission, plan to transfer Indian railways to ‘internet-zero’ emission by 2030, land degradation neutrality and large programme to enhance forest cowl (pure carbon sink) can be the nation’s key driving factors at COP26.
Modi shall be visiting Glasgow, UK on Sunday after attending two-day G20 summit in Rome, Italy. “Besides with Johnson, the Prime Minister will have a couple of more bilateral meetings during the leaders’ summit at COP26,” mentioned an official.
It is anticipated that the Prime Minister would urge extra and extra international locations to actively participate in three key multilateral establishments/efforts – International Solar Alliance (ISA), Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) and Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) – to strengthen mitigation and adaptation objectives of the Paris Agreement. All these three multilateral efforts are being spearheaded by India with France being a significant accomplice in the ISA and Sweden in LeadIT.
Besides launching Green Grid Initiative (GGI) of trans-nationwide solar grid by way of ISA, India, UK and Australia will on the sidelines of COP26 on November 2 launch a devoted initiative – Infrastructure for Resilient Island States (IRIS) – by way of CDRI to help small island growing nations.
Giving closing form to its technique for next week’s leaders’ summit and COP26, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Wednesday held an inter-ministerial assembly on key points. It was determined that India would stick to its place of strictly adhering to rules of the UN conference and the Paris Agreement akin to ‘equity’ and frequent however differentiated duties and respective capabilities (CBDR-RC) to guarantee ‘local weather justice’ for everybody throughout the globe.
The local weather negotiations from the Indian facet shall be led by atmosphere minister Bhupender Yadav and atmosphere secretary R P Gupta throughout the COP26. “Issues of finance and technology transfer from developed to developing countries would be the mainstay of negotiation, keeping principles of equity and CBDR-RC at the front,” mentioned an official.
Except Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin, most of the world leaders will attend the leaders’ summit in-particular person which has been convened by the host UK to give a momentum to the COP26 to arrive at a optimistic final result.
Securing global ‘net-zero’ by mid-century to hold 1.5 diploma Celsius inside attain, mobilising local weather finance to help growing international locations for adaptation measures, constructing consensus for ‘loss and injury’ (compensating poor and weak international locations for his or her loss due to pure disasters) and finalising the Paris Agreement implementation pointers by understanding guidelines for carbon markets can be the most important objectives of the negotiators from over 190 international locations throughout the COP26 (October 31-November 12).

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