Need to ensure to have carbon neutral footprint to combat climate change: Puri
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Need to ensure to have carbon neutral footprint to combat climate change: Puri

New Delhi, Nov 4: Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri has said there is a need to ensure to have a carbon neutral foot print to combat the perils of climate change.

'The situation in our cities are becoming more and more worst, and we have to ensure that we have a carbon neutral foot print to combat the perils of climate change. It is time for a global accelerator movement towards a decarbonised world, and youth are going to be agents of change to drive and mitigate climate change,' Mr Puri said at the ‘Climate Jamboree' event on Saturday.

On the occasion, Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal urged the students to incorporate sustainable development in their daily lives.

"We all should feel the pain of mother earth and take the first step towards achieving sustainable development. Our unjust actions on mother earth are today equal to the atrocities that women face in the country.

'We must realise that sustainable development is incomplete without realising the pain of women, and we should form effective systems, in which timely justice is given, be it inflicted on women or the earth," she said.

With a mission to empower the youth to take ownership of creating a sustainable future for themselves, TERI School of Advanced Studiesand Dalmia Cement jointly kicked off 'Climate Jamboree'- a major youth mobilisation engagement at the Thyagraj Stadium, here on Thursday.

The mission of Climate Jamboree was to unveil the power of the youth to make a difference towards achieving a climate neutral lifestyle and showcase sustainability in all its facets to create an empathy with the issue of climate change, further encouraging them to take ownership of the solutions.

The three-day forum was aimed at helping youth engaged in different streams of study, and aspiring for diverse careers, to recognise both the common as well as unique opportunities to influence more desirable outcomes towards environment sustainability, aiming to engage and empower youth from India and across the world to build a sustainable future.

All these initiatives have been undertaken to position the Indian Navy as a dependable partner for IOR littoral nations and to emerge as the ‘First Port of Call’ to meet their maritime security needs. (UNI)