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New Delhi: India, which has always remained the hub of environmental protection and climate justice, has renewed its vigor and is focusing on these concerns with firm determination lately, according to a Saudi newspaper.

Although thoughts on the state of the environment remained a common topic of conversation in India, it was incredibly rare to formulate specific time-bound goals that the nation should take to address these burning issues. This mindset has undergone a sea change over the past half-decade, Saudi Gazette reported.

India’s renewable energy capacity has grown by more than 250% in six years, representing a rapid rate of growth for a developing country of 140 crore people. Notably, India is now one of the top five countries in the world in terms of installed renewable energy capacity.

Following its usual path where economy and ecology can coexist, India is now setting an example to the world by its means to protect the environment without blocking infrastructure projects. While no other country has been able to sufficiently meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, India has been a beacon of hope by meeting targets well ahead of schedule.

Mechanisms like the International Solar Alliance – based in Gurugram – show how the country has taken upon itself the responsibility of leading the world towards negotiations on sensitive environmental treaties and agreements.

Further, reflecting its global vision, the country has also formed the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure initiative aimed at protecting small island nations from the existential threat of rising global temperatures as well as other related natural disasters.

As part of the World Environment Day celebrations in India, the government has made a clear call to increase the use of ethanol blending in the country. With the resolve to achieve the target of 20% gasoline blending by 2025, the government is focused on creating a big impact on the environment as well as the lives of farmers.

To achieve this goal, E-100 projects have been launched at a pilot level in different parts of the country and the government has also issued a notification allowing oil companies to sell 20% gasoline blended with ethanol from ethanol. fiscal year 2023, which will lead to a deepening of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) specifications for the higher E-12 and E-15 ethanol blends, the outlet reported.

However, the many achievements of the last half-decade have only pushed the country towards greater goals. At the recent COP 26, India launched the Green Grids initiative – One Sun One World One Grid – the first international network of interconnected global solar power grids, aimed at improving the viability of solar projects as well as reduce the carbon footprint significantly. margin.

Not only are these measures aimed at protecting the environment, but they will also boost green investments and create millions of jobs, according to Saudi Gazette.