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Modi says India to hit net-zero climate target by 2070

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi listens to a speaker during the opening ceremony of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland on November 1, 2021. (Jeff J. Mitchell / POOL / AFP)
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi listens to a speaker during the opening ceremony of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland on November 1, 2021. (Jeff J. Mitchell / POOL / AFP)

India’s economy will become carbon neutral by the year 2070, the country’s prime minister announces at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.

“By 2070, India will achieve the target of net-zero emissions,” Narendra Modi told more than 120 leaders at the critical talks.

India is the last of the world’s major carbon polluters to announce a net-zero target, with China saying it would reach that goal in 2060, and the US and the EU aiming for 2050.

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