New York, ANI. India reiterated in the United Nations General Assembly that sustainable development will only be achieved through collective efforts and India will continue to work in this direction. On the issue of sustainable development at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), India’s First Secretary to the United Nations Sneha Dubey said, “We believe that India’s human-centred approach will be beneficial to the global good.” On the issue of global climate action, the First Secretary said that it is important that there is concrete action with words. India is the only country in the G20, which is moving towards meeting the goals of Paris.

First Secretary said – Human centric approach will lead to global good

A global net-zero should be based on the principle of separable responsibility and equality. To free up carbon space in 2050 for developing countries to develop, developed countries must net-minus. The Indian diplomat said that a huge gap still exists in achieving the commitment of the developed countries to provide 100 billion US dollars for climate action. “Our initiatives like the International Solar Alliance and the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure are examples of India’s contribution to the global climate partnership,” he said.

Increase in forest area in India

The First Secretary said that India has now become one of the top three countries that have achieved growth in forest cover in the last decade. “About three million hectares of forest area has been added in the same period. We are happy to report that there has been a significant increase in the population of lions, tigers, leopards and dolphins in the Ganges river in India in the last five to seven years. Highlighting the threat of land degradation, Dubey said India has worked to implement the United Nations Convention on Combating Desertification, which aims not only to prevent environmental degradation but also to regain it.

Edited By: Arun Kumar Singh