Washington: Observing that India is a serious participant on a worldwide stage, US Particular Presidential Envoy for Local weather John Kerry on Wednesday mentioned that decisive motion from the nation now will decide what this transformation will imply for all generations to come back.
He additionally mentioned that advancing gender equality and the promotion of girls’s management shouldn’t be solely important for financial progress and sustainable improvement, but additionally important in tacking local weather disaster.
“India is a serious participant on a worldwide stage,” Mr Kerry mentioned in his remarks in regards to the India-US relations and collaboration in local weather change and sustainability on the South Asia Ladies in Power (SAWIE) – a joint initiative of the US-India Strategic Partnership Discussion board (USISPF) and the US Company for Worldwide Growth (USAID) hosted their first Management Summit in a digital format .
“Decisive motion from India now, in partnership with the remainder of the world will decide what this transformation will imply for all generations to come back,” he mentioned.
The US India Strategic Partnership Discussion board (USISPF), in partnership with USAID, launched SAWIE in September 2019, a platform constructed for leaders within the power, manufacturing and the economic sectors, to come back collectively and deliberate the significance of gender range in decision- making and management roles and encourage change.
The management summit introduced collectively senior authorities officers, enterprise leaders, and specialists from India, the US, and South Asia to debate advancing environmental sustainability efforts and the function of gender fairness in combating the local weather disaster.
“We’d like an pressing motion plan in opposition to the specter of local weather change in the identical method now we have one to combat the pandemic,” USISPF president and CEO, Mukesh Aghi, mentioned.
He mentioned we want gender fairness to be the entrance and heart of enterprise priorities.
“We’ve got additionally seen that the present well being and financial disaster and the local weather disaster has had a disproportionate influence on girls. We’d like gender fairness to be the entrance and heart of enterprise priorities, construct a piece tradition the place girls can thrive and develop to their true potential,” Mr Aghi mentioned.
Raj Shah, president of the Rockefeller Basis, mentioned, “Power unlocks potential – particularly for younger women and girls and allows them to take part in all walks of life. By scaling up renewable power, India can unleash its energy and compete within the international financial system.”
Vaishali Nigam Sinha, Chief Sustainability, CSR and Communication Officer of ReNew Energy, mentioned, “The SAWIE Management Summit offers the right platform to debate concepts and insights that can assist enhance the illustration of girls within the power sector. We all know that gender parity and sustainability have shut interlinkages and it’s crucial that ladies are integral to the continuing power transition and play an enhanced function within the sector.”
She mentioned that the takeaways from this summit will strengthen SAWIE’s efforts to create a extra gender responsive power sector.