Ahead of Bihar elections, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was seen participating with other global leaders in the UN climate change roundtable on Thursday for his initiative of ‘Jal Jeevan Hariyali’. The UN High-Level Climate Change Round Table was convened by Antonio Guterres who is the UN secretary-general with other world leaders.
According to sources, 20 world leaders from the government, business, and civic sector participated in the global meet showing their concern to tackle the climate change challenges. The leaders across the globe participated in a virtual conference showing a wide range of social and economic benefits to limit global warming.
This virtual roundtable discussion was moderated by a journalist named Femi Oke. Closest aid of CM Nitish Sanjay Kumar shared the news on Twitter calling it a proud moment for Bihar. He tweeted, “Kumar’s timely Jal Jeevan Hariyali Abhiyan is being lauded across the world for its vision. Bihar has set an example for many.”
The @UN's High-Level Climate Change Round Table will bring together global climate leaders, including Chief Minister of Bihar @NitishKumar, who are taking the boldest climate actions as they recover better from #COVID19. Tune in!
— United Nations in India (@UNinIndia) September 24, 2020
According to official sources, Nitish Kumar shared the session with the Prime Minister of the kingdom of Bhutan Dr. Lotay Tshring, chief executive officer of global cement and concrete association, Brad Smith-president of Microsoft, Ms.Kahori Miyake-co-chair of Japan climate leaders’ partnership, and Ms. Laurence Tubiana, chief executive officer of European Climate Foundation.
The visionary #JalJeevanHariyali campaign is being globally hailed as a novel initiative & has potential to become a game changer on carbon neutrality, Atul Bagai, @UN Environment Country Head, India, tells me, as HCM Shri @NitishKumar emerges as a strong global climate leader. pic.twitter.com/Vfxwlok50P
— Sanjay Kumar Jha (@SanjayJhaBihar) September 24, 2020
Nitish Kumar talked about the benefits of the “Jal Jivan Hariyali” campaign, which started across the state to protect water, life, and greenery.
Kumar shared that a whopping fund of 3.5 billion was allocated towards climate change activities through the ‘Jal Jeevan Hariyali‘ mission. He also informed that 18,000 km long human chain was formed by the people highlighting the concern on climate change on January 19.