PM Modi stresses on climate protection, says posterity will reap benefit of Paris agreement

PM Modi's comments came in the wake of Donald Trump's announcement that his nation would be pulling out of the Paris climate change deal on curbing carbon emissions.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 3, 2017 8:55 pm
Prime Minister Modi, French President Emmanuel Macron, climate change, terrorism, paris agreement, un climate deal, india-france, modi in paris, india news, indian express Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron in the garden of the Elysee Palace following their meeting in Paris, France, June 3, 2017. (REUTERS photo)

Reiterating his support towards climate protection, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday described the Paris climate agreement as a “shared legacy of the world” and that it will reap long-term benefits for posterity. “Paris Agreement is a shared legacy of the world. It will benefit the future generations as well,” PM Modi said while addressing a joint press event with newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace, the official residence of the President of France.

Prime Minister Modi’s comments came in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s announcement that his nation would be pulling out of the Paris climate change deal on curbing carbon emissions. Revealing his decision, the US President had argued that the agreement unfairly benefited countries like India and China. According to the UN climate deal, the US and other countries are required to keep rising global temperatures “well below” 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and “endeavour to limit” them to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Prime Minister Modi, French President Emmanuel Macron, climate change, terrorism, paris agreement, un climate deal, india-france, modi in paris, india news, indian express Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugs French President Emmanuel Macron, centre as they attend a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, Saturday, June 3, 2017. (Pool Photo via AP)

Describing the Paris agreement as an “article of faith”, PM Modi said it reflected their duty towards protecting the Earth and natural resources. “We have natural resources because our previous generations protected these resources. We must do the same for our future,” Modi said. He had voiced similar views while addressing media persons at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia on Friday. Modi arrived in Paris earlier in the day on the last leg of his four-nation tour of Europe.

French President Macron echoed PM Modi’s commitment, insisting that his country remains committed to fighting climate change and would continue to do the same not only within the framework of Paris accord but also in actions they are implementing.

PM Modi also acknowledged that the menace of terrorism is one of the biggest challenges in front of humanity, while French President Macron assured that his country supports India in her fight against terrorism. France has been reeling under terror attacks over the last two years, which killed over 230 people. Modi said India and France enjoy deep-rooted ties and the two nations have been working together for a very long time, bilaterally and multilaterally.

Calling for a deeper cooperation between both the nations, the Prime Minister also said, “Be it trade and technology, innovation and investment, energy, education and enterprise, we want to give a boost to India-France ties.” Citing that several Indians fought in the first two World Wars for world peace, Modi also called for the improving the cultural relations between both the nations.

PM Modi also appreciated the positivity of President Macron towards the International Solar Alliance, while the French President confirmed that he will be travelling to India by end of the year and that they will convene a meeting of the world solar alliance.

The meeting assumed significance as France is India’s ninth largest investment partner. France is also a key partner in India’s development initiatives in areas like defence, space, nuclear and renewable energy, urban development and railways.

With inputs from agencies

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    Dilip De
    Jun 4, 2017 at 4:49 am
    Paris Pact is good and noble. Sustainable Green Power Technologies invents the new clean energy technology(NCET) which is the most cost effective and revenue generating technology to mitigate climate change and global warming. It uses very novel and advanced technique to separate each component of the flue gas (after the soot is captured by current technique)- mercury, CO2, CO, N2O, NO, NO2, SO2,SO3 and capture them in the form of cold liquid and frozen solid. The purity of liquid CO2 and dry ice thus captured will be much higher than the purity of CO2 captured by current techniques which are expensive. The new technique needs only a small fraction of electrical output power and no chemicals or catalysts. The global industrial demands of the captured products are high. India can benefit immensely from NCET. It can take her to a new great height. I urge Prime Minister Modi to seize this opportunity to implement the technology in India through help from SGPT. wwwsgptdecom. 18173665521
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      MyTake
      Jun 4, 2017 at 1:42 am
      You abuse nature/environment, it takes revenge in its very own way hammering on your very own existence and nature eventually does win in this race of time! Believing or not believing it may be personal matter or in another name could be a personal religion but religion on its own has very little to do with nature! Nature has the power to even reduce the power of God, since, if no one lives to propagate the Message of the party of God (I mean of religion), who is going to remember Him and talk about Him? So, it is either nature is God or nature has created God, after creating living beings through the later's imagination and cooperative way of enriching their existence!
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        Mohammad Dar
        Jun 4, 2017 at 2:23 am
        Nature, Truth is the source, and environment is he creation of the Truth, for HIS creation to existed, One is the creator, and other is the creation, neither they are one, nor they share the authority of the creator the TRUTH, One has to be a hindu ignorant to the truth, master and slave are not of the same, but environment for existence is, the command of the truth, to be, and obey the command of the creator, THE TRUTH, ALLAH THE MERCIFUL.
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        MyTake
        Jun 4, 2017 at 1:35 am
        Best climate protection formula is to go vegetarian. Imagine if all the people on earth start consuming no veg food, how long the earth will sustain! In this mad rate, peopleneventually will consider eating anything that moves, if it is not addressed now!
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          Mohammad Dar
          Jun 4, 2017 at 12:03 am
          Sure , climate (environmental ) protection is a must for human survival, a reason humanity needs to act against ind crime of hinduism immorality, practiced by the hogs of hinduism, racism by faith, in human form, it is time to unite and take action against hindu criminal manifesto of hinduism injustice precticed as a faith, by the hyenas of hinduism illegality, such as hindu filthy by faith, polluter of environment of peace, Islam among humanity, hindu immoral Modi, and hid hindu criminal manifesto of hinduism, illegality, prosti tiuted as a faith, by the hindu terrorist of hinduism injustice, in human form.
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            samir
            Jun 3, 2017 at 10:56 pm
            Trump walked out of agreement as Modi RSS cow scientists have developed a new technology using cow mom and dung to protect from global warming. This technology is very cheap and effective and will save billions of US dollars. RSS cow scientist have found from mythology books that cow inhale CO2 and exhale Oxygen. But problem is only desi cow is capable of thus...so Trump will invest just few million of dollars in desi cow moms and it shelter and climate problems solved.
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              Mohammad Dar
              Jun 4, 2017 at 12:05 am
              Sure. proven by the science of hinduism stupidity, promoted by the acclaimed sons of a hindu crook monkey, in human form.
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              lafanga
              Jun 3, 2017 at 10:44 pm
              As usual, has he complained about Pa-kistan yet?
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                Kamal Pasha
                Jun 3, 2017 at 10:32 pm
                Why Modi hug every world leader? Something is wrong with Feku.
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                  Mohammad Dar
                  Jun 4, 2017 at 12:06 am
                  He is a hindu homo ual by faith, checking out every man, for his hindu filthy religious ual pleasure.
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                  Mohan Tvm
                  Jun 3, 2017 at 10:00 pm
                  Industrial Carbon emission is directly related to consumerism. If you really care about planet, then the first thing to do is to reduce consumerism. Other priorities are protection of Biodiversity and endangered species, implement Rain Water harvesting all over the planet, plant more trees, boycott GM crops and GM food etc.
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