G20 lotus logo India accepts responsibility and has high expectations: Denmark envoy

Denmarks ambassador to India Freddy Svane, on Monday expressed his views on the G20’s logo and said the lotus shows that India is ready to take responsibility and his country pins high expectation for the tenure.

“Expectations are high on Indian Presidency because New Delhi has a unique chance to build a bridge between what was and what has to come. So I think also looking into the logo with the hands holding up the lotus flower holding up the planet that symbolize that India is ready to take responsibility. Our hopes are highest with ‘One Earth One Family and One Future’ Svane told ANI.

Talking about the focus areas between the two countries, Denmark envoy mentioned both countries will eye green transition.

Svane added “Bi laterally we will be the eyeing green transition. Your honourable prime minister during his last Independence Day speech highlighted the necessity for India to really move from developed country to becoming a leader of the developed world. In that trajectory you need to have green transaction. So that is where we bring in whatever we can, but we are not preaching or teaching India what to do. We are here to inspire India and we hope this wills the future that shape not only for ourselves but also for the world at large”

Svane also highlighted the relations between the two countries are ‘best ever’ and said “we have been very happy to see this interactions, these summits in three years which is fantastic unbelievable in our context”.

India assumed the presidency of the G20 grouping on December 1 and will hold the post for a year.

India has progressively decoupled economic growth from greenhouse gas emission. For example Net Zero emission target by end 2030 by Indian Railways alone will reduce emission by 60 million tonnes annually.

Similarly, India’s massive ‘Ujala’ LED bulb campaign is reducing emission by 40 million tonnes annually. For further complement these on-going efforts India launched the National Hydrogen mission in 2013 to make India the world’s largest Hydrogen hub.

Even though it supports the second largest population in the world, India’s sustained efforts have ensured that it’s per capita Co2 emission are much are much lower than global average.

The US emits 14.7 tonnes per capita, China emits 7.6 tonnes per capita while India’s Co2 emotion amount 1.8 tonnes per capita.

The global power sector is undergoing an accelerated transformation due to technological innovations and response to the climate change protocols.

India has always shown its willingness in leadership to fight climate change. The country’s vision is to achieve net zero emission by 2070 in addition to attaining the short- term targets which include: increase renewable capacity to 500 GW by 2030, meeting 50 present of energy requirement from renewables, rescuing cumulative emission by one billion tonnes by 2030 and reducing emission intensity of India’s gross domestic production (GDP) by 45 present by 2030.

India’s experience will be valuable to other developing nations as they translate their climate pledges into action and undertake energy transitions towards a more sustainable energy future.

( Source :ANI)

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