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India rejects to announce net zero plan before Glasgow meeting

10:51, 28 October 2021
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India on Wednesday refused to pronounce the certain date the country aimed to reach net-zero carbon emissions saying that cutting the emissions and preventing the average temperature number from growth is more important.


India is considered to be the third-biggest country of greenhouse emissions just before China and the US, and it is under pressure to announce the plans to become carbon neutral by mid-century or thereabouts.

Environment Secretary R.P. Gupta said that the announcement of the net-zero target will not solve the climate concerns: “It is how much carbon you are going to put in the atmosphere before reaching net zero that is more important.”

Some countries have already announced the date by which they will emit the exact number of greenhouse gases that can be absorbed by forests, crops, and soils. The US, the UK, and the EU have marked the year 2050 as a date to reach net zero as China and Saudi Arabia are targeting the year 2060.
Numerous country leaders will participate at the Glasgow meeting COP 26 the next week to discuss and set further measures in a bid to protect nature and avert the rise of the average temperatures as the more the number grows the more calamities the Earth will face.

Earlier, US envoy for climate John Kerry said that the COP26 meeting in Glasgow, which aims at climate change issues, is the “last best hope for the world to get its act together.”

The COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference will be lasting from October 31 to November 12.