India to ratify Paris climate deal tomorrow, President Pranab Mukherjee gives assent

The Union Cabinet had given its nod to ratifying the Paris climate deal on September 28, days after Modi announced this at BJP's National Council meet in Kozhikode.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 1, 2016 8:12 pm
paris, paris climate deal, india, india paris climate deal, india climate, india climate deal ratification, india climate deal, india news, world news So far, 61 countries have deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval accounting in total for 47.79 per cent of the total global greenhouse gas emissions. (File/AP Photo)

India is all set to ratify the Paris climate deal tomorrow, with President Pranab Mukherjee giving his assent to a proposal approved earlier by the government, making India one of the key countries to help bring the pact into force. “We will ratify the Paris deal in the UN tomorrow. The President has signed it. The Union Cabinet has already approved it,” Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave told reporters here.

He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced on September 25 that India will ratify it on October 2 on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. “This (decision) was taken after a lot of deliberations and with a view to give the world a messege…India is fast becoming a super power,” Dave said. “Call it international pressure or a sort of competition, this morning European Union has also decided to ratify it, which is a good thing,” Dave said.

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The Union Cabinet had given its nod to ratifying the Paris climate deal on September 28, days after Modi announced this at BJP’s National Council meet in Kozhikode. The move is expected to give momentum to the implementation of measures at the international level to control global warming. India’s ratification tomorrow will further underline its responsive leadership, which is committed to global cause of environment. The pact will come into force after it has been ratified by at least 55 countries which account for 55 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

So far, 61 countries have deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval accounting in total for 47.79 per cent of the total global greenhouse gas emissions. India’s decision to ratify the agreement will take the number of cumulative level of emission of countries that have ratified the agreement so far to 51.89 per cent as its total emissions is 4.1 per cent of the global emissions.

Dave said after EU has decided to ratify it, the total emissions amongst countries which have ratified the agreement will go up to 61 per cent. Paris Agreement was adopted by 185 nations last year on December 12 and India signed it in New York on April 22 this year. A total of 191 countries have signed the Paris Agreement so far.

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    Jatti
    Oct 1, 2016 at 8:45 pm
    "…India is fast becoming a super power,” Dave said. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;FKing OLE Dave.
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      Kabali
      Oct 1, 2016 at 11:18 pm
      What Dave said has been misquoted in media. He said " India is fast becoming a STOOPER POWER"
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        Punit
        Oct 1, 2016 at 5:58 pm
        Hm... i think Europe knows about some advantages of India. Right now there are many researches in EU related to renewable neutrino energy. For example Berlin company Neutrino GmbH is one of the most developed in this sphere and they have plans of cooperation with Indian neutrino observatory. Both together they can achieve very big results and very significantly lower emissions, not only in India but in the wholde world. Seems this is the reason why europeans are so interested in ratification of Paris Climate agreement in India.
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