The President said citizens of this country have a right to lead a healthy, happy and productive life.
A southward shift of two wind systems has allowed the Westerlies to penetrate into the Indian landmass. Indian Express explains how.
Akhilesh added that the state government will observe the next financial year as ‘Kisan Varsh’ (farmers’ year) as was done in the current financial year.
Mativar Singh, a retired teacher of a village school in Uttar Pradesh’s Basti district, proves that individual effort do matter in the larger scheme of things.
“It will save lives, improve human well-being and promote more peaceful, stable societies,” Ban Ki-moon said on his return from Paris.
Just before the 31-page document was finalised, French President François Hollande, who hosted the conference, called up Modi to apprise him of the latest status at the talks.
Javadekar said the agreement could have been more ambitious as the actions of developed nations are “far below” than their historical responsibilities and fair shares.
The “Paris agreement” aims to keep global temperatures from rising another degree Celsius between now and 2100, a key demand of poor countries ravaged by rising sea levels and other effects of climate change.
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said the differentiation between developed and developing countries, which India has been demanding, is mentioned across all the pillars of action.
Officials and ministers from across the world have been camping in France to finalize a climate rescue pact
While climate change will adversely affect India perhaps more than any other major country in the long run, the immediate need is to fight air pollution. In doing so, India will take the lead on climate change.
“We have discussed all issues and whatever the differing views on different positions and we are working toward… because we want Paris to succeed,” said Prakash Javadekar.
We need to strengthen our local environmental agencies that regulate urban construction, waste management, and protect our water sources.
Whatever said and done, India cannot afford to not take decisive steps on the world stage and rise up to what is expected of it.
In an exclusive interview to NDTV, Gandhi said, “It is a question of putting the blame always…the west did it. They may have done it 100 years ago. India is one of the main players in destroying the climate.”