New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said on Tuesday that “unsustainable production and consumption need urgent attention if we are to meet the global environmental and climate change challenges we face today . We must act quickly before it is too late”.
He said that the Indo-Danish Green Strategic Partnership is an appropriate forum to exchange ideas and best practices for promoting sustainable lifestyles, including LiFE, not only in the two countries but around the world.
Speaking at the conference India – Denmark: Partners for green and sustainable progress, Yadav said that since the launch of the “Green Strategic Partnership” during the virtual summit on September 28, 2020 between Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, bilateral cooperation aims at promoting green and sustainable development.
He said that during Modi’s visit to Denmark in May 2022, India and Denmark had agreed to further strengthen the green strategic partnership with a focus on green hydrogen, renewable energy and wastewater management.
Yadav said India and Denmark have set very ambitious national targets on climate and energy that will contribute to an ambitious implementation of the Paris Agreement.
“Together, the two countries can show the world that it is possible to meet ambitious climate and renewable energy targets. At the same time, we must commit to the founding principles of the Rio Treaty,” he added.
The environment minister said the recently concluded COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh underlined the importance of sustainable lifestyles and sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns in global efforts to combat climate change.
The event was attended by Their Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.