Planet-friendly development: How India can help the world while helping herself


Planet-friendly development: How India can help the world while helping herself

At the recently concluded annual convention of the Global Compact Network India, the local arm of the UN Global Compact, what stayed with me was the immense opportunity that we have as a country.

India is blessed with people and favourable context, is displaying the will to make a difference and has the capability to leverage technology to pursue a new paradigm of development that is both people and planet friendly. Given that India’s contribution to sustainable development goals (SDGs) is almost 50 percent of global targets, she is uniquely positioned to help the world while helping herself.

The theme of the summit was — ‘SDGs: Pioneering Solutions for India’, in sync with the UN-led effort to use SDGs to drive inclusive growth. It explored ways to solve large, chronic problems and methods of implementing solutions at scale. Read More

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