India will produce electric cars. India Has Potential to Make Affordable Electric Cars for the World said Erik Solheim
According to Erik Solheim, former executive director of the United Nations Environment Program and governing council member of the Tamil Nadu Climate Action Committee, India has the potential to become a leader in electric car manufacturing. They were speaking at the ‘Y20 Talk’ seminar, which was based on the theme ‘Youth in Climate Action’, at Kumaraguru College of Technology in Coimbatore. They believe that India can make affordable electric cars for the world and that the circular economy is the way forward.
The Circular Economy
Solheim believes that the circular economy is a key step forward and that it will lead to job creation. He also believes that there are more valuable components in one kg of electronic waste than one kg of ore from which gold is extracted. He also discussed the increasing impact of cloth trash on the environment, stating that it needs to be recycled in order to reduce the strain on the environment.
Focus Areas: India will produce electric cars
Solheim believes that energy, transport, and the circular economy are the three major areas. That need to be focused on to bring down carbon emission levels and move towards a carbon-negative status. He believes that climate action should be a decentralized process, where everyone plays their part and takes the necessary steps to reduce their carbon emissions.
Coimbatore City Police Commissioner V Balakrishnan
Coimbatore City Police Commissioner V Balakrishnan also spoke at the event. He discussed the need to increase the number of trees in police facilities to provide the required oxygen. For police personnel and their families. He said that a head count would be conducted to ascertain the total number of people in their families. To determine the quantity of oxygen required.
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Solheim and Balakrishnan both believe that climate action should be taken at the individual. And community levels to bring about the change the country wants to achieve. They believe that everyone should play their part by planting trees. Staying away from disposable plastic, and reducing their carbon emissions.