India to play constructive, balanced role in UN climate summit: Vardhan


India to play constructive, balanced role in UN climate summit: Vardhan

Indian Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said the high level of greenhouse gas emission was a major concern and reaffirmed that India would play a “positive, constructive and balanced role” in the UN climate summit.

“Our focus is on shifting to renewables,” Vardhan told reporters on the sidelines of the two-week-long UN climate negotiations, known as COP24, that saw governments and delegates from nearly 200 countries in this Polish city.

The talks officially began on Monday with the opening address of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Responding to a question on clean coal, the minister said: “We have an ambitious target of 175 GW. We use super critical technology which has comparatively less emissions.  Read More

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