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  • Writer's pictureShruti Shinde

The power of collective action: How the G20 can lead the way on sustainability

Updated: Mar 24

As a youth, I acknowledge that sustainability is perhaps of the most serious issue inside ongoing memory. It is our responsibility to leave a stable planet for future generations because our choices today will have a significant impact on the world we inherit. Changes in the environment and the use of assets are two examples of sustainability that call for certain action.

One reason why sustainability ought to be the primary focus of a G20 summit is that the world's largest economies have a significant impact on the environment. The G20 nations, which utilize most the planet's natural resources, account for more than 75% of the world's emissions of greenhouse gases. They can work toward resource controlling, develop plans to encourage responsible

behaviour, and express an interest in eco-friendly power. By working together, they can create a future that is better for everyone's sustainability. There is more at play than just the environment; It entails protecting our way of life. It's about ensuring that the future generation can enjoy life to the same extent as we do. It's about ensuring that, people in the future will have access to natural

resources, clean air, and water. It's about safeguarding the biodiversity of our planet.

As a youth, I'm particularly concerned over the effects of natural change on our planet. An outrageous climate, rising ocean levels, and the destruction of living space are among the impacts that are currently catastrophic. If we do not act now, the negative effects will only get worse. In order to make a world that is safe and attainable for next generation, we really want strategies that support reasonable practices, interests in environmentally friendly power, and protection efforts.

-Shruti Shinde

Vidyalankar School of Information Technology

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