Carbon emissions have to be stopped: UP CM Yogi Adityanath in climate change conclave

India Today
3 months ago

The Uttar Pradesh government organized a two-day conclave on climate change, named Uttar Pradesh Climate Change Conference - 2021, in Lucknow on Thursday and Friday in collaboration with the German Development Agency (GIZ).

The conclave was inaugurated by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan. Many experts from across the country reached Lucknow to take part in it. In nine different sessions, experts discussed ways to reduce the impact of climate change.

CM Yogi Adityanath said, "Being the state with the largest population in the country, our responsibility is also more than others and the state government is working with honesty to discharge its responsibility with full commitment."

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the state government would set up more solar power plants of 1000 MW by March 2022.

"To reduce carbon emissions, it is necessary that we increase our dependence on solar energy more and more. When the government was formed in the state in 2017, at that time only 250 MW of solar power was available. Today about two thousand MW of electricity is being generated from solar energy," he said. The UP CM also informed that electricity generation from solar energy will increase to 3000 MW in March next year.

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CM Yogi Adityanath said that the Uttar Pradesh government has planted 100 crore saplings in five years for environmental protection. "Today we have the capacity to plant 100 crore saplings in a year. Nurseries of 100 crore plants have also been prepared for this," he added.

Four technical sessions were held on Thursday, while on Friday five sessions were held. In these, damages caused by climate change and ways to prevent them were discussed. The expert told that if proper steps were not taken in time, future generations would suffer the most.

In one of the important sessions, scientists warned that India would become a very hot country if global warming continues. Similarly, concerns were raised many times about the increasing level of carbon emissions.

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said, "If climate change continues in this way, then it will have a dangerous effect. For this, everyone has to work on a large scale. In particular, carbon emissions have to be stopped. For this, special cow dung gas plants will have to be set up. This experiment is being done in Kashi and Gorakhpur. Whether it is Namami Gange project, water conservation or cleanliness mission, through all these, the central and state governments are working on such projects."

Importantly, in this conclave, scientists and the panel mentioned that Uttar Pradesh can play a big role in controlling the temperature of the earth and absorbing carbon. An exhibition was also organized on this occasion, in which climate change and air pollution techniques were explained.

On the other hand, National Green Tribunal (NGT) Chairman Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel addressed the legal framework of laws related to environmental protection in the country. He said that the laws were effective and efficient in dealing with the legal challenges arising out of climate change.

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