CM Kejriwal to present Delhi pollution success story during C40 Climate Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark
- CM will present Odd Even, and other solutions that worked for Delhi’s ongoing fight against air pollution
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is scheduled to speak at the C40 Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark between 9-12 October. Invited as the leader of one of the world’s largest metropolises, the chief minister will join leaders of the cities like New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles and Berlin on the high table of urban powerhouses to deliberate on the climate crisis impacting the world.
The chief minister is expected to speak on his government’s experience in lowering air pollution in the city and present the set of initiatives taken by the Delhi government that led to the 25% reduction in air pollution in the city. After many years of gaining notoriety as one of the world’s most polluted capital cities of the world, this is a major shift in the discourse as the success story of Delhi bending the curve on air pollution will be a major talking point for the chief minister.
CM Kejriwal is expected to speak about the role of improved electricity supply and the phasing out of generator sets on a large scale, the peripheral highways, the crackdown on construction sites, the increased green cover and the massive reduction in industrial pollution due to shutting down of two thermal power plants and shifting industry to CNG.
Confirming the development, the Environment Minister Kailash Gahlot said, “It is a moment of pride for India that a leader of the country will present a major governance success story before the world.”
Additionally, the chief minister will also be speaking during the summit on the future plan of action on air pollution. In a session titled ‘Breathe Deeply’, city leaders, experts, and business leaders will discuss the innovative new solutions underway in cities that are improving air quality and crea
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