Need to find solution to climate change issues, says CK Mishra
New Delhi: Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) Secretary CK Mishra on Monday said that there was a need to find unique solutions to address climate change issues and take forward the sustainability agenda.
"The Indian industry needs to cease the opportunities present upfront, be it for providing energy access, reducing emissions or developing greener technology," Mishra said while addressing the 5th edition of India Sustainability Conclave (ISC), organised by industry body FICCI here.
He said that there has been a transition from the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) to SDGS (Sustainable Development Goals) and everyone is hopeful that this change will complete the unfinished agenda.
The government is there to support the industry in helping take industry its green sustainability agenda forward by providing technological support and required resources, the Environment Secretary said, adding that sooner we adapt to greener and cleaner technology, better it is going to be for us. Present on the occasion, Mukund Rajan, FICCI Environment Committee Chairman, said, " The attitude towards sustainability investment is not merely defined by compliance requirements, but by the pressing demands of climate change and expectations of corporate environmental stewardship."
"In the current scenario, sustainability has ceased to be an optional topic in the strategy harvesting process, and has become a medium to filter risks and optimise opportunities for growth," Rajan added.
Speaking on the occasion, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India Yuri Afanasiev said, "It is important to have a deep
and abiding commitment in engaging corporate sectors in the discussions on sustainability."
"In India, a major part of the progress is driven by private sector, therefore, there is need to capacitate the business on build on the existing agenda," Afanasiev said.