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Meeting of the Council on Climate Change
Jan 21, 2015

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi called for a paradigm shift in global attitudes towards climate change, from carbon credit, towards green credit. Chairing a meeting of the Prime Minister`s Council on Climate Change, Narendra Modi said that instead of focusing on emissions and cuts alone, focus should shift on what we have done for clean energy generation, energy conservation and energy efficiency, and what more can be done in these areas.

Narendra Modi called for a careful evaluation of all the initiatives that have been taken by India in this regard. These include initiatives in solar energy, wind energy, biomass energy, and transportation projects.

The Prime Minister said India looks at the global concern and awareness on Climate Change, as a great opportunity for working towards improving the quality of life of its citizens, and making a positive contribution for mankind.

The Prime Minister called for a consortium of all nations who have the greatest solar energy potential. He called upon them to join hands with India for innovation and cutting-edge research that would reduce the cost of solar energy, making it more accessible to people.

The Prime Minister called for a review of curricula in architecture and civil engineering colleges, to include energy efficient design in a big way.


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