NEW DELHI: In the matter of Rohit Madan v Union of India and Ors., the High Court of Delhi appreciated the efforts and the steps taken made by the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change as well as other Ministries for “providing a better environment for the generations to come.”
PIL was moved in Delhi High Court by one Rohit Madan, seeking Expert Committee to propose suggestions for taking all measures, including any legislative amendment, to fulfill the promises made by the Union of India before UNFCCC.
The Court directed the Central government to submit a detailed report of the steps taken by it to meet the commitments made before the 2021 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, held at Glasgow in the United Kingdom (COP 26).
The bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad took note of the status report filed by the Centre stating that the Cabinet had approved India’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution for achieving India’s long-term goal of reaching net-zero by 2070.
The Court was also informed that the Country is now committed to reducing the emissions intensity of its GDP by 45 percent by 2030. Perusing the status report, the Court further said that the government had made several schemes for providing concessions and incentives for the production of manufacturing and adoption of renewable energy and that steps were initiated to implement the climate change commitments made by the Prime Minister in the country.
The counsel appearing for the petitioner stated that no further orders were required to be passed keeping in view the steps taken by the Government of India.
Accordingly, the plea was withdrawn from Court.
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