Regardless of the pandemic that made the world suffer, ecology enthusiasts are focusing on environmental developments. The latest to make such a policy is the Indian and French governments as they launch the Indo-French “year of the environment” in the national capital on January 28. The minister of environment, forest, and climate change of India Mr Prakash Javadekar and French minister of the ecological transitions Ms Barbara Pompili were in attendance during the launch.
Controlling climate changes the top priority for Javadekar
Ecological development is one of the most coveted issues in the whole world besides economic development. And India is one of the peak countries that is facing severe climatic changes for a few decades now. To control this and bring positive change, the Indian government has formed an alliance with the French government and launched a pact. The minister of environment, forest, and climate change of India, Mr Prakash Javadekar launched the project in Delhi on January 28 and said, “We are the two main pillars of the International Solar Alliance launched by PM Shri Narendra Modi. This revolutionary step has changed into a successful experiment. This partnership towards global environment protection will set an example for the rest of the world to work more effectively and efficiently towards sustainable development”. On the other hand, the French minister of ecological transition Ms Barbara Pompili said she looks forward to making this a “landmark” example for the entire world in the field of sustainable development of the environment.
Five themes development on the rocks
The year 2021-22 will be marked as the environmental protection year between India and France that will depend upon 5 main pillars. This five themed environmental protect pack includes climate change, sustainable urban development, biodiversity conservation, energy efficiency, and development of renewable energies. Javadekar said that India has already achieved significant progress towards controlling climate change and it looks forward to more such developments with the Indo-French alliance. He said, “India has made significant progress towards climate change action & has already achieved 26% of reduction of emission intensity. As of 2020, the renewable capacity in India stands at 90 GW which includes 36 GW of solar energy & 38 GW of wind energy”.
Major Indian and French ministries to be part of the project
Not only do the French ecology transition ministry and Indian ministry of climate change, forest and environment will be part of the project but other ministries will also take part in this project. From France, the Ministry of Ecological Transition will collaborate with the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs with the support of the Embassy of France in Delhi and related partners. Where, From India, this alliance will be coordinated by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) mainly and alongside it the support from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and other related ministries will also take part in the project.
The PolicyTimes suggestion
- As India and France are on the verge to “set” an example to the world about their environmental protection act, it is yet to be seen how this pact actually turns out to be. It is becoming difficult to control the environmental degradation day by day and in such a case a policy like this shall definitely better the situation.
- The implementation of the act must be in a way that it continues even after the pact gets over between both countries. The indo-French alliance might be for a limited time being but the environmental protection must keep continuing to protect our nature from more harm.