‘The World Must Act Now,’ Says PM Modi at UN Climate Change Summit

PM Modi was speaking at the United Nations Summit on Climate Change in New York.

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PM Modi speaking at the United Nations Summit on Climate Change in New York.
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Emphasising the need for a global people’s movement to bring about behavioural change to deal with climate change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while speaking at the United Nations Summit on Climate Change in New York on Monday, 23 September, said that India will spend USD 50 billion on water conservation in the next few years.

Addressing a gathering of the world leaders at the summit, PM Modi said “We have provided cooking gas connections with clean fuels to millions of families.”

‘The World Must Act Now,’ Says PM Modi at UN Climate Change Summit
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Claiming that the world is not doing enough to overcome the serious challenge posed by climate change, PM Modi made a pledge to more than double India's non-fossil fuel target, to 400 gigawatts.

‘The World Must Act Now,’ Says PM Modi at UN Climate Change Summit
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In his Independence Day speech, Modi had announced that India will produce 175 GW of non-fossil fuel as a part of its commitment to the Paris Climate agreement.

“We must accept that if we have to overcome a serious challenge like climate change, then what we are doing at the moment is just not enough,” the PM said.

‘The World Must Act Now,’ Says PM Modi at UN Climate Change Summit
(Photo: The Quint)

Need instead of greed has been the nation’s driving principle, Modi asserted. “We are encouraging e-mobility in our transport sector along with biofuel blended in petrol and diesel.”

‘The World Must Act Now,’ Says PM Modi at UN Climate Change Summit
(Photo: The Quint)

PM Modi underscored that India is at the summit to present a practical approach. “Tomorrow, we are going to inaugurate solar panels on top of the roof of the UN building. The time left before acting is over. The world must act now.”

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