UK Supports Odisha in Its Green Journey: Highlights from COP26

The UK has offered its support to Odisha in its transition to clean energy. Discussions on the subject took place at the UK-Odisha Dialogue during the 26th meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP 26) and Clean Energy and Clean Transport Transition in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry(CII).

“As we have seen from its disaster response to various cyclones, Odisha’s achievement in climate change adaptation has been immense. There is so much that we can do at the local and regional level to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through adopting clean, green energy and transport solutions”, said Nick Low, the British Deputy High Commissioner to Kolkata.

Under the COP 26 initiatives, the zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) campaign led by the UK will bring together governments from the largest and most progressive automotive markets globally through the proposed ZEVs Transition Council. Through this, they aim to enable quicker, cheaper, and easier transition to Electric Vehicles.

“Accelerated transition to clean energy and clean transport is the top priority for the Odisha government in order to mitigate impacts of climate change and adopt a sustainable roadmap towards green recovery. We are indeed pleased to partner with the UK in exchanging knowledge and practices for driving up climate ambition”, said State Science & Technology secretary, Manoj Mishra.

Development Commissioner, Pradeep Kumar Jena, expressed his positivity on the initiatives taken by the State government in reducing emissions along with the deliberations at this global convention which will help deal with the climate crisis.

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