New Delhi, May 9: Marking a significant step towards a better environment and discussing opportunities to collaborate in regard to fulfilling India’s national and international commitments, the India CEO Forum on Climate Change exchanged views focusing on driving transition to a low carbon economy.
As the pioneering initiative of the government, inviting industry representatives, the forum delivered powerful messages as leaders from the private and public sector gathered to showcase their commitment to tackle climate change.
It consisted of high level discussions across several sessions covering topics from India’s nationally determined contributions to discussions on the 2019 UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit, scheduled in September this year.
It voiced deliberations from the government on India’s international commitments to fighting climate change as well as deliberations from businesses on private sector actions around climate change and future visions for a low carbon trajectory, the statement confirmed.
The Forum brought together more than 50 high profile leaders from the Indian business world. “This will help the government move from a language-based narrative on climate change to an action-based narrative and highlighted the important role that businesses play in dealing with global warming issues and a platform like this will help share best practices and facilitate cross-learning”, said C K Mishra on behalf of the Indian Government.
Meanwhile Niti Aayog Chairman Amitabh Kant, complimenting the initiative said, “Private sector should start technologically leapfrogging which will be much easier to achieve in India rather than western nations where the availability of old technology is more widespread”.
The forum was successful in clearly communicating to the industry leadership the government’s vision on climate change and for the first time, seeking the views of the industries on the same as well examples of the climate initiatives being undertaken by the private and public sector, the statement signed off.