India Ratifies Landmark Paris Climate Change Agreement at UN
India has become the 62nd country to join the Paris agreement on Climate change.
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India deposited the Instrument of Ratification on the landmark Paris climate deal to the United Nations, on Sunday, becoming the 62nd country to join the Paris agreement on Climate change.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said earlier:
There is one work left in the CoP21 (Conference of Parties). Ratification is yet to be done and India too is yet to do it.
Marking a moment in history, India had joined over 170 countries in signing the pact in April that brought together developing and developed nations for beginning work on cutting down greenhouse gas emissions to combat global warming.
The ratification by India, which has a population of over 1.2 billion, is expected to give momentum to the implementation of measures at the international level to control global warming.
India, the world's third biggest carbon emitter after the US and China which are responsible for around 40 per cent of the global carbon emissions, accounts for 4.1 per cent of global emissions.
(With inputs from PTI)
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