United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres highlighted India’s contribution to climate action in an article. Mr Guterres wrote in the article that everyone needs to make peace with nature, reduce our carbon footprints, and have a lifestyle that is compatible with a sustainable society and economy. 

The UN Chief, who came to India in October to launch a major national and global initiative ‘Mission LiFE’ (Lifestyle for Environment), wrote that this initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will mobilize citizens from all over world to understand that they have a role to play.

Talking about climate change, Mr Guterres said, we presently, are consuming much more than the planet can produce. He said, we need to think about how we

behave, what we eat, and how can we recycle things and avoid waste.

During his official visit to India, the UN Chief also visited India’s first 24×7 solar-powered village Modhera in Gujarat. Highlighting the benefits of project, Guterres said, the gigantic project of India which entails commitment to achieve 500 GW renewable energy generation by 2030, is a very important contribution to climate action. 

He wrote that the solar project is a remarkable one of inclusivity and solidarity and very much in line with what the United Nation has presented in its Agenda 2030, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aims to eradicate poverty, and improve living conditions for everybody, everywhere. 

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