INDIA’S 1 MILLION CONTRIBUTION FOR UN’s SOLAR PROJECT:
India has contributed one million US dollars for the installation of solar panels on the roof of the imposing UN building at the world body’s headquarters in New York.
The contribution will help reduce carbon footprint and promote sustainable energy, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said in a tweet.
He said that India is the first responder to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ call for climate action. The UN has thanked India for its contribution.
In June, Mr Akbaruddin said during a session on World Environment Day that India intends to partner with the UN Secretariat to use renewable solar energy at the UN premises. He had expressed hope that by the next World Environment Day, solar energy will be part of the energy mix used in the UN building.
The United Nations is headquartered in New York City, in a complex designed by a board of architects led by Wallace Harrison, and built by the architectural firm Harrison & Abramovitz.
The complex has served as the official headquarters of the United Nations since its completion in 1952.
It is located in the Turtle Bay neighborhood of Manhattan, on 17 to 18 acres of grounds overlooking the East River.
Its borders are First Avenue on the west, East 42nd Street to the south, East 48th Street on the north and the East River to the east.