UN Secretary-General thanks PM Modi for raising India’s contribution to climate change pact


UN Secretary-General Mr. Antonio Guterres has thanked Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for increasing India’s contribution to the Paris Agreement for reducing greenhouse emissions and fighting climate change. When they met on December 1, 2018 in Buenos Aires, “They discussed the upcoming UN climate change conference (COP24) and the importance of the completion of the Paris Agreement Work Programme, its transparency framework and climate finance,” Guterres’s Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told reporters.

“The Secretary-General also thanked Shri Modi for his commitment to increase India’s nationally determined contributions to the Paris Agreement,” he added.

India has committed itself to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions intensity of Gross Domestic Product (EIGDP) by 33 per cent to 35 per cent below the 2005 levels by 2030, according to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). A UNEP report last month said that India was on its way to meeting its target and was projected to be even more than 10 per cent below its target of greenhouse gas emissions.