UN Commends India’s Solar Approach and Plastic Ban

Major advances are being made to better safeguard natural environments across the world, but more action is needed if the planet’s long-term survival is to be ensured.

UNITED NATIONS

United Nations’ environment chief has commended the intensity of India’s approach towards the use of solar energy for electricity production.

UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Execiutive Director, Erik Solheim said, “2017 is the first year in human history” when more electricity was generated globally from the sun, than oil, gas and coal combined. Southern India now has the first all-solar airport in the world. Some of India’s southern states were experiencing “the most rapid economic development anywhere in the world based on solar energy.”

Major advances are being made to better safeguard natural environments across the world, but more action is needed if the planet’s long-term survival is to be ensured, according to the UN’s top environment official.

The good news, he says, is that people and Governments have become more aware and are stepping-up action.

The plaudit, apparently, came on the back of the active approach by the Indian Government to pursue its National Solar Mission. Under the mission, the government is expected to have 175 GW of solar power generation capacity by 2022.

Source:PTI

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