Message from Hon'ble Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Shri Bhupender Yadav
Hon'ble Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India
“I am glad to know that the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in partnership with NITI Aayog, NEERI and TERI is organizing ‘International Climate Summit 2021 – Powering India’s Hydrogen Ecosystem’ on 3rd September 2021.
India has shown itself to be a global leader in climate actions reflecting its strong commitment to limiting the rise in global temperature and for adapting to the impacts of climate change. India has submitted its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), communicating 8 goals for the period 20212030 under the Paris Agreement. We are also implementing one of the largest renewable energy expansion programmes with a target of achieving 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022 and 450 GW by 2030.
There is a critical need for an energy revolution with a transition to clean and green energy system. India under the visionary and dynamic leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has championed the cause of cleaner energy. Under his decisive leadership, we are rapidly adopting clean energy alternatives like wind and solar. We have established the International Solar Alliance (ISA) with France, which is the world’s first treaty-based multilateral organization headquartered in India. For a green and sustainable future, Government has also proposed to launch a comprehensive National Hydrogen Energy Mission in 2021-22 for generating Hydrogen from green power sources fulfilling the announcement made by Prime Minister in November 2020.
With best wishes.
Self reliance in energy through Green Hydrogen
“As demand for energy rises worldwide, there is a growing need for tapping alternate energy sources that are not only greener, but also renewable and abundant in supply. Hydrogen is one such source that has a much
higher energy output per unit mass.
India’s advantage due to its geographical location, climate conditions and abundance of renewable sources of energy like solar, wind and hydro make it ideal for becoming the world’s cheapest hydrogen hub by 2050.”