It pollutes our air, water and soil. Our lungs have to pay the heavy price of using fossil fuels. There are only finite sources on our planet.
India's energy needs are derived largely from fossil fuels and not renewable energy. Fossil fuels, such as coal, are polluting the planet, and making us sick. They release far more greenhouse gases and the process of extracting them hurts forests, vulnerable communities and our access to resources such as clean water.
Change the way we make energy. Solid planning, keeping in mind economic growth as well as protection of vulnerable communities can help us move to clean and renewable energy over a steady period of time, reducing drastically, our impact on the planet.
We're calling for a 'Just Transition' to clean and renewable energy, which means shifting to sun (solar), wind, tidal. It’s available in abundance. So what are we waiting for?
When we speak of climate change, there is a desire to secure the comforts of our lifestyle, but when we speak of climate justice, we demonstrate our sensitivity and resolve to secure the future of the poor from the perils of natural disasters
Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi
I appeal and I’m sure factories are reducing emissions and bringing more greenery on campuses. Using new technologies to save water and (increase) energy efficiency is also a concern which you are taking care of. You (CEOs) are the captains. This is a CEOs’ forum. You will give shape to India’s actions.
Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar
I think, now slowly and steadily, everyone needs to change their transport attitude as well in order to maintain the many positives of the environment that we are seeing now due to lockdown. People will need to stop using petrol and diesel vehicles and instead switch to electric automobiles. We should depend more on public transport than on our own vehicles. At policy levels, we have initiated these changes and will continue to strengthen it more in the coming years.
Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari