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Sustainability, Inclusive Development Are Key To India's Growth Journey: Goyal

"Developed and developing countries must have different goals and timelines while being sensitive to each other's needs, potential goals and roadmap towards sustainability," Goyal says

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Sustainability and inclusive development are key to India's growth journey, said Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday in New Delhi

Speaking at the Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) session of India- Europe business and sustainability conclave, he said that technology, finance and sustainable lifestyles are going to play an important role in ensuring sustainable growth. 

Goyal highlighted that India has been one of the top 5 performers when it comes to benchmarking our work and meeting the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

Goyal urged world leaders to recognise that everyone must contribute their fair share in improving energy efficiency, in reducing waste, in boosting the circular economy and in achieving green goals by transitioning and helping other nations transition to green growth to make the world a better place to live in. 

"India's partnership with the UK and the EU is significant in the global effort to make the planet safer and greener," he said.

He reiterated India's commitment to ensuring that sustainability and inclusive growth defined India's growth story. The minister urged all business leaders to focus on sustainability and ensure that all actions respect nature.

Goyal said that today’s businesses understood the value of sustainability and the complementarity of sustainability with business.

He stressed that the long-term value proposition for any business came out of sustainability as it would make businesses safer for the stakeholders and prepares us for a better future.