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English translation of Prime Minister’s opening statement at the Working session 7 of the G7 Summit

May 20, 2023

Working Session 7: Common Endeavor for a Sustainable Planet (including Climate, Energy, Environment)


  • Today we are at an important turning point in history.
  • In a world that is plagued by many problems, climate change, environmental protection and energy security are among the biggest challenges today.
  • One of the barriers in fighting these big challenges is that we look at climate change only from an energy perspective.
  • We should increase the scope of our discussions.
  • In Indian civilization, the Earth has been given the status of a mother.
  • And to find solution to these challenges, we need to hear the call of the Mother Earth. Accordingly, we have to change ourselves, change our behavior.
  • In this spirit, India has created institutional solutions for the whole world such as Mission Life, International Solar Alliance, Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure, Mission Hydrogen, Biofuel Alliance, Big Cat Alliance.
  • Today, the farmers of India are walking on the path of progress and development by saving every drop of water, following the mission of "Per Drop More Crop".
  • We are moving swiftly towards our goal of Net Zero by 2070.
  • Our vast railway network has decided to become Net Zero by 2030.
  • Currently, the installed capacity of renewable energy in India is about 175 Megawatts. In 2030 it will reach around 500 Megawatts.
  • We consider all our efforts as our responsibility towards the Earth.
  • These values are the foundation of our development and are rooted in the ambitious goals of our development journey.
  • Environmental commitments are not a hindrance but a catalyst in India's development journey.


  • While moving towards Climate Action, we have to make the Green and Clean Technology supply chains resilient.
  • If we do not provide technology transfer and affordable financing to the countries in need, then our discussion will be futile. There will be no change on the ground.
  • I can proudly say that the people of India are conscious about the environment and understand their responsibilities.
  • For centuries this sense of responsibility has been imbibed in us.
  • India is fully prepared to make its contribution together with all.
Thank you.

DISCLAIMER - This is the approximate translation of Prime Minister's remarks. Original remarks were delivered in Hindi.

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