Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking at G20 summit Climate Change event has highlighted that India is “exceeding” its Paris Agreement targets and New Delhi is taking a number of “concrete actions” such as making LED lights popular which is saving 38 million tons of Carbon Dioxide emissions per year and smoke-free kitchens being provided to 80 million households.

He said, “Climate change must be fought not in silos but in an integrated, comprehensive and holistic way.” Explaining, “Inspired by our traditional ethos of living in harmony with the environment, and the commitment of my Government, India has adopted low-carbon and climate-resilient development practices.”

India has taken several measures such as elimination of single-use plastics, expansion of forest cover, restoring 26 million hectares of degraded land by 2030, achieving 175 giga watt of renewable energy aimed at reducing carbon footprint and preventing climate change.