India’s net zero emissions target by 2070 little too long-term: Hardeep Puri

New Delhi, October 09, 2023.

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday said achieving the net zero emissions target by 2070 is “little too long-term”, indicating that the country may achieve the milestone ahead of the deadline.

Under the net zero target, India will completely switch to renewables by 2070.

Addressing the 26th Energy Technology Meet, Puri said: “Our net zero target by 2070 is a little too long-term.” He is of the view that India is moving fast towards energy transition and stated that for GAIL, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and others, the energy transition target is 2035 to 2040.