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. Read more