Here’s App will tell your carbon footprint, will help you to be carbon neutral

Net zero has become a popular word ever since Prime Minister Modi announced India to be net-zero by 2070 in Glasgow. So much so that 3,78,00,00,000 results came out in 0.74 seconds as soon as I wrote “what is net zero” on Google. But for India to be net-zero, it is most important for the residents of India to reduce their carbon footprint and be carbon neutral. Now you must be thinking that till now we were confused in Net Zero only, we have put these two new words in front to confuse.

So before we go any further, let us first understand what is net-zero and what is carbon footprint and how can we become carbon neutral.

Net zero means achieving a balance between the carbon emitted into the atmosphere and the carbon removed from it. Meaning the more carbon we are emitting, the more we are removing or reducing through our activities. Meaning, as much as it is getting plus, it is getting minus.

But we will be able to reduce carbon emissions only when we know how much we are emitting. So now understand that the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere as a result of the activities of an individual, organization, or community is called the carbon footprint of that person, organization or community. Just like you count calories in dieting, so does your carbon footprint. Only by counting the carbon footprint will we be able to do something to be carbon neutral.

Simply put, to be carbon neutral is to net zero your carbon foot print. Now you and I are not any tree which will absorb carbon and become carbon neutral. You and we have to do something like this with our daily activities that our carbon emissions are reduced.

Did you know that burning 1 liter of petrol produces about 2.3 kg of CO2? And do you have any idea that if you leave a 60 watt bulb burning at night for eight hours, you are responsible for about 150 kilograms of CO2 emissions? You will be surprised to know that on a global scale, dumping of food generates about 4.4 giga tons of CO2, or about 8% of the total anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions.

Now maybe you can understand why it is not so easy for a developing country to have Net-Zero. In fact, energy is necessary for development, and energy from fossil fuels is currently the cheapest and accessible, and with the help of this energy, basic facilities such as roads, electricity, water, food, housing, and employment, etc. is ensured.

Although India is the world’s fourth-largest carbon emitter, India’s per capita carbon emissions of 1.9 metric tonnes are much lower than the global average of 4.79 metric tonnes.

If it is difficult for developing countries to reduce carbon emissions due to all the practicalities, then there is also a bitter truth that these developing countries suffer the most from climate change due to carbon emissions. The loss is because most of the people of these countries are struggling with basic needs and they are not so resourceful that they can withstand the effects of climate.

Remembering this truth of his country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is constantly seen taking the lead in the matter of climate action on the global stage. Whether it is to explain the importance of solar energy to the world in the form of the International Solar Alliance or to set a deadline of 2070, understanding the importance of Net Zero for India, Prime Minister Modi is constantly paving the way for climate action in the country.

But if India is to achieve its climate goals, the country’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, will also have to cooperate. It is a matter of good fortune that Yogi Adityanath’s government in Uttar Pradesh seems to be walking shoulder to shoulder with Prime Minister Modi in this regard.

Just before the 26th meeting of the United Nations on Climate Change, COP26, held in Glasgow, Yogi Adityanath organized a two-day climate convention to improve the status and direction of climate action in the state.

What made this conference special was the fact that the entire conference was carbon neutral. Organized by the German Development Cooperation, GIZ, in technical collaboration, the government planted trees in the Miyawaki method, with the intention of creating a very fast-growing forest in a small space to absorb the carbon emissions.

In order to give its valuable support to the country’s Net Zero goals, the Yogi government has taken a positive initiative in the last few years through many important decisions. In this sequence, the government in collaboration with GIZ has launched Bee Carbon Neutral App, with the help of which you can know your carbon footprint.

Responding to this, State Environment Secretary, Ashish Tiwari, said, “We can only manage or control what we can measure or measure. That’s why it was vital that we first give our residents a chance to know their carbon footprint. Now, when you have your carbon footprint calculated through this app and you kn

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