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India’s Road to COP26 Summit

May 5 2021, 09:30 BST - May 5 2021, 13:30 BST

Global attention is now on India - the third-largest carbon emitter, and one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. Business support will remain key to enabling India to step up its ambition on its NDCs from a 2°C trajectory to 1.5°C. Engagement with Indian companies is critical to setting India on this ambitious decarbonisation trajectory.

“India will not only meet its climate commitments but is set to overachieve it”, said Prime Minister Modi in November 2020 at the G20 Summit. Earlier that month, Prakash Javadekar, the Minister of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change said that India is on the way to achieving its commitments under the Paris Agreement. The same month, the ministry rallied 24 companies to make a signed declaration, recognising the industry's commitment and urging them for more action on climate change. 

Energy, transport, and industrial efficiency are critical sectors to drive deep decarbonisation in India. We are witnessing India’s growing technical capabilities in these areas, with strong political backing, and a propensity for innovation and change, which was quite visible even in the uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The India’s road to COP26 Summit is a key moment for Indian businesses to demonstrate their commitment and ambition to drive climate action on clean energy, industry, and transport systems in the lead up to COP26. The event is hosted by the Climate Group in partnership with the UK Government, which holds the COP26 presidency and Customized Energy Solutions.

The event is the first in a series of three events - in May, September (Climate Week NYC) and November (COP26). The three events call for Indian companies to take further climate commitments on renewable energy, energy effeciency, and electric transport pathways.  

Join us in driving ambition and action from Indian businesses and influence what that change will look like for India in 2021. 

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Date added: 09/04/21