Mandatory to implement Paris agreement consensus: Modi

HAMBURG: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that it was “mandatory” to implement the consensus of the Paris agreement on climate change, weeks after the US decided to pull out of the landmark deal.

Mandatory to implement Paris agreement consensus: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the airport in Hamburg, Germany, on July 6 to attend the G20 meeting. AFP

Hamburg, July 7

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that it was “mandatory” to implement the consensus of the Paris agreement on climate change, weeks after the US decided to pull out of the landmark deal.

He also asserted that India will implement the accord in “letter and spirit”.

Modi, while speaking at the meeting of BRICS leaders here on the sidelines of the G20 Summit, said that on issues of climate change and terror, the role of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) is “important”.

“It is mandatory to implement the consensus reached at the Paris agreement. India will implement the agreement in letter and spirit,” Modi said.

The comments come after US President Donald Trump recently announced that the US will withdraw from the Paris climate accord, saying the deal, agreed by more than 190 nations, unfairly benefited countries like India and China.

Trump’s decision had drawn sharp criticism from international leaders, business groups and green activists.

Trump is also in Hamburg to take part in the G20 Summit.

“We have to ensure that international financial organisations fully reflect the world’s current economic balances,” Modi said.

Later, on twitter, the Prime Minister said, “On issues like climate change and terror, the role of BRICS is important”.

The objective of the Paris Agreement is to prevent an increase in global average temperature and keep it well below 2°C.

The Agreement was adopted on December 12, 2015, by 195 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), replacing its predecessor Kyoto Protocol.

It was finally ratified on November 4, 2016.

Modi also said, “It will be our common endeavour to establish the BRICS rating agency at the earliest.” — PTI

Top News

Author Salman Rushdie attacked on lecture stage in New York

India-born author Salman Rushdie stabbed in neck at New York event

Rushdie alive after attack; authorities monitoring situation...

Taiwan issue: India calls for de-escalation of tensions

Taiwan issue: India calls for restraint, says it does not explicitly endorse ‘One-China’ policy

MEA’s call for avoidance of unilateral actions to change sta...

Himachal Government introduces more stringent version of anti-conversion law

Himachal Government introduces more stringent version of anti-conversion law

The Act prohibits conversion by misrepresentation, force, un...

Migrant labourer shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir

Migrant labourer shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir

The attack came three days ahead of 75th Independence Day on...

Cities

View All