PMO tweeted, ‘America is welcome to join the Leadership for Industrial Change (LEEDIT) group. This will help us achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, increase competition and create new employment opportunities. ‘
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File Photo)
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Saturday welcomed the US decision to join the Indo-Sweden climate initiative and said it would help achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. The India-Sweden Climate Initiative is a group of countries that lead (LEED) for industrial change. Addressing the Digital Summit organized by the US on climate change, US President Joe Biden said that he is keen to work with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to achieve climate and energy related goals. He had said that this would form a strong basis of bilateral relations between the two countries.
He said, “We will join with Sweden and India for efforts to get rid of carbon emissions in various sectors including industrial sector”. The White House said in a tweet that the US is joining with Sweden and India in ‘LeadIT’. It said, “By working together, we can set the pace for industry change for the solution of climate crisis.”
After this, the PMO tweeted, ‘America is welcome to join the Leadership for Industrial Change (LeadIT) group. This will help us achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, increase competition and create new employment opportunities. ‘ Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said, ‘It is very satisfying that America and President Joe. Biden has joined the Sweden-India initiative ‘LEEDIT’. Heavy industry and the transport sector account for about 30 percent of global emissions. Reorganization of these areas is an essential part in the fight against climate change.
‘This initiative is a big step for’ LeadIT ‘
“I look forward to working with the United States and others to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement by moving heavy industries to fossil-free and zero emission levels by 2050,” Lofven said. Sweden’s Ambassador to India Klaas Molin said that this is a major step for ‘LEEDIT’, an initiative launched by the Prime Ministers of Sweden and India at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York in 2019.
Molin said, ‘Prime Ministers had also expressed their commitment to the initiative at their virtual summit recently. Now that America is joining, we hope that more countries and companies will join the initiative to move heavy industries in the fossil-free and carbon-free direction. ‘ The Embassy of Sweden said in a statement that the leadership group has been developed in collaboration with the World Economic Forum and has brought more than 30 countries and companies together on a platform that is in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement by 2050 with fossil-free and zero carbon Working together to achieve the level.
(News agency language report)