United Arab Emirates (UAE) is ready to contribute to India’s ambitious goal of achieving 500 GW of clean energy capacity by 2030, according to the President-Designate of the 28th Conference of Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, AI Jaber.
Speaking at a virtual conference on clean energy, Jaber said that UAE is committed to supporting India in its efforts to transition to a low-carbon economy and achieve its climate goals. He highlighted the potential of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power to not only reduce carbon emissions but also create new opportunities for the private sector and generate employment.
“We are ready to assist India in achieving its target of 500 GW of clean energy capacity by 2030,” said Jaber. “The UAE is committed to supporting India in its efforts to transition to a low-carbon economy and achieve its climate goals. We believe that renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power have the potential to not only reduce carbon emissions but also create new opportunities for the private sector and generate employment.”
Jaber also called for greater international cooperation and collaboration to tackle the global challenge of climate change. He stressed the importance of the upcoming COP26 summit, which will be held in Glasgow, UK in November 2021, in bringing together world leaders and stakeholders to address the urgent issue of climate change.
India is one of the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters, and the government has set a target of achieving 450 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030, as part of its commitment under the Paris climate agreement. The commitment was recently revised to 500 GW by the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
The UAE has been actively investing in renewable energy sources in recent years, including solar and wind power. The country aims to generate 50% of its electricity from clean energy sources by 2050.