Wednesday, 21 April 2021

World Earth Day 2021

George Rajkumar, Country President, Grundfos India said, “Restoring Earth is the theme of this World Earth Day and one of the key elements we need to prioritize is restoring our water. We need to improve the quality and quantity of our groundwater, keep our surface water sources clean and try to manage our wastewater sustainably by treating and reusing it. Water needs to be managed intelligently to avoid wastage through leakages as well as during consumption. Sustainable technology can play a key role in helping us restore and improve our water quality, availability and access. If we all come together to protect our water, I am sure that we can begin our journey towards restoring our planet.”

Ravichandran Purushothaman, President, Danfoss India said, “Today, the world demands a transformative economic, social, and environmental solution to mitigate the challenges of climate change. While rebuilding our economies after the pandemic, it is essential for us to invest in energy efficiency and action on sustainability. This simple shift in mindset can promote growth across multiple levels and help create new jobs. While India is on track to meet its COP21 commitments, COP26 planned later this year is looking towards a Net Zero or a Race to Zero challenge for a world where energy efficiency and sustainability will be among the main pillars. Global figures indicate that over 78% of global emissions are generated by buildings, transport, and industry. 


The technologies that can accelerate green energy transition over the coming decades for these sectors are already present, proven, and ready to be accelerated. However, to move faster, businesses and governments need to push one another and work together. At Danfoss, we wish to create a cycle where bold business commitments support bold policies – which in turn, support even bolder business action & overall change. Energy-efficiency improvements can account for 44% of the reduction in energy-related CO2 emissions needed to meet our sustainability targets. Therefore, an ‘energy efficiency first’ principle will be instrumental to help us decarbonize our energy system. In turn, this will help us free up electricity to make our transportation systems electric, our buildings green and our cities sustainable. This Earth Day, let us reiterate our commitment to the future generations to help restore and rebuild our planet by laying the foundation for a sustainable way of life, starting today.”

Vinamra Srivastava, CEO, Business Parks, CapitaLand India said, “CapitaLand places sustainability at the core of what we do.  We integrate sustainability into every stage of our real estate life cycle, from investment to design, development and operations, garnering international recognition for our efforts in greening our business parks.  Recently we have secured green loans totalling INR 1700 crores marking our foray into sustainable finance in India, with the commitment to grow our business in a responsible manner as we create long-term value for our stakeholders.  We are glad to work with like-minded partners who support CapitaLand’s aim to develop greener buildings while continuing to contribute to the environmental and social well-being of our communities.”

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