Budgeting Climate Change #BudgetNoise
By: LMB Staff
Budget 2021: we asked experts about their recommendations for a climate-friendly budget
The Union Budget 2021 is around the corner. While various sectors are given at most importance, environment is somewhere left behind.
“India is the fifth most vulnerable nation in the world to climate change impacts which will hugely impact our food and water security. The government needs to take urgent actions to protect its vulnerable and poor communities from this climate crisis,” said Neelam Ahluwalia, an Environment Campaigner
Vibhuti Garg, an Energy Economist said, “with the budget around the corner, there are huge expectations that the government will give much-needed fillip to clean energy technology that will help the government to build a strong economy with sustainable energy choices.”
Sunil Dahiya, Analyst, Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) listed three important points:
- There should not be any new for the fossil fuel budget such as coal and oil.
- The already under construction power plants which are in early stages should be revisited by the government
- This year’s budget should come up with more allocation for cleaning the air in our country but that should come with set criteria and matrix to measure the progress as well as how we are going to achieve clean air.
Watch the second episode of #BudgetNoise to know more about the expectations and recommendations made by these experts.
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