In an ever-changing economy like India that has an ambitious goal of net zero by 2070 with a vast populations at its forefront comes with a lot of challenges. But India is set on its way to reach its goal by 2070 and make an impact in the global climate challenge positively. Hence, India has started integrating climate-resilient tasks within its growth as a country.
India is making efforts towards noteworthy low-carbon and sustainable lifestyle to combat climate change both at state and national levels. The Indian government and environmental organizations need to prioritizing incorporation of sustainable ways alongside economic growth of the country to reach its goal by 2070.
But the responsibility also lies over businesses which are powerful growth engines and plays a vital role in the growth of the Indian economy. By incorporating environmental sustainable and effective ways with corporate strategies alongside businesses developmental framework, India can reach its goal and secure its future.
Prioritizing mitigation, adaptation and advocacy of climate change considerate ways will help India deal with climate change. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions will not show impact immediately but would take decades to show result. India needs to state stricter action towards deforestation for economic gain or destruction of habitat to gain more natural resources.
India, instead, should accelerate its transition towards renewable energy, and have stricter rules on businesses destroying natural habitat or forests.
Corporate and businesses should get benefits towards completely shifting towards sustainable ways and stricter rules should be places on organizations polluting water, land and air with harmful chemicals and gases.
One of the major examples of climate change and deforestation is clearly seen on the topography of Uttarakhand where 90% of fresh drinking water came from small springs. Due to increased deforestation and climatic factors led to a decline in drinking water as small springs are drying up.
To prevent further decline in fresh water in Uttarakhand, the springshed management program of Himmotthan Pariyojana employed scientific methods to stop further soil and water runoff in the region. This scientific method has led to increased water filtration and water discharge from springs leading to a sustainable water supply in the region.
Steps are also been taken to enhance the expertise in natural water source management in local villages. Post revitalizing the spring water, the para-hydro geologists took the responsibility of continuous success of the ongoing project.
Another example of such sustainable efforts is seen in remote areas of Manipur where ‘Energy Security’ efforts are taken shape. They get electricity using solar energy solutions. The locals in these areas lively-hood depends on fishing and with dwindling catches their lively-hood was at risk. But now they have repurposed their boats into floating eco-friendly home-stays that is bolstering local tourism. Now this idea not only rejuvenated their lively-hood but is a sustainable way to combat climate change effects.