Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday that the Covid pandemic, effects of climate change and various political tensions have disrupted global supply chains, news agency ANI reported. Speaking at the Voice of the Global South Summit engagement in San Francisco, the Union Minister highlighted the need for a collective global voice to find solutions to global challenges.
Speaking at the Voice of the Global South summit engagement, Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said: “The multiple crises of the COVID-19 pandemic, the impacts of climate change and rising geopolitical tensions have disrupted and underlined the fragility of global supply chains These disruptions pose major challenges to food, connecting energy, security, cost of living and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has rightly said that most of the global challenges have not been created by the Global South, but They influence us and more. He also emphasized that whenever and wherever the world seeks solutions to global challenges, our collective voice must be heard.”
#Watch , San Francisco: At the Voice of the Global South Summit Engagement, Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal says, “The multiple crises of the COVID-19 pandemic, the impacts of climate change and rising geopolitical tensions have disrupted and underlined the fragility of the global … pic.twitter.com/Z9FHbgVdgY
– ANI (@ANI) 17 November 2023
Earlier on November 16, Goyal had urged world leaders to work together to build a future in which climate change is not a burden but an opportunity for innovation and progress, news agency PTI reported. The minister spoke at the APEC informal leaders’ dialogue in San Francisco, highlighting India’s environmental leadership in achieving the renewable energy target of 175 gigatonnes nine years ahead of schedule.
The Commerce Ministry said, “They called on world leaders to join hands as a global community to build a future where sustainability is not a distant aspiration but a way of life and where climate action is not a burden but a responsibility.” There is an opportunity for innovation and growth.” Said.
Goyal also participated in the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII) Investor Forum.
The forum, co-hosted by US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Senior Advisor to the President Amos Hochstein, focused on collaborative measures and shared goals to increase private investment in the Indo-Pacific.
Raimondo emphasized the ongoing cooperation of India and the United States through the Green Transition Fund.
The Minister also participated in the IPEF leaders’ meeting with international leaders.
Many foreign leaders including the US President attended the engagement.
Several IPEF initiatives were launched during the Summit, including the Critical Minerals Dialogue, the Investment Accelerator, the Catalytic Fund, the Investor Forum and the IPEF Network.