China News Service, November 2nd, a comprehensive report, on the 1st local time, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced at the United Nations Climate Change Conference that India will strive to achieve net zero emissions by 2070.

An official of the United Nations Climate Change Conference expressed surprise at this goal and hoped it could be advanced.

  According to the report, on the 1st local time, Indian Prime Minister Modi said at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, England, that India is committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2070.

He also said that India’s population accounts for 17% of the world’s total population, while its carbon emissions account for only 5% of the world’s total.

Data map: Indian Prime Minister Modi.

  Modi said that by 2030, 50% of India's electricity will come from renewable energy sources.

In 2020, renewable energy will account for approximately 38%.

  He also stated that by the end of 2030, India’s target for non-fossil fuel power generation capacity will be increased from 450 GW to 500 GW, and will be committed to reducing carbon intensity (that is, carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP) by 45% by 2030. The target previously set by India was 35%.

  According to reports, an official of the United Nations Climate Change Conference expressed surprise that Modi had set India’s goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2070.

The official expressed the hope that India can advance its goal.

  The report pointed out that although India’s goal of achieving net zero emissions in 2070 is 20 years later than the 2050 set by developed countries such as the United States and Britain, it still meets the level that scientists call to avoid catastrophic global warming.

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