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PM says COP26 Summit will provide an opportunity to meet all stakeholders; PM to highlight the need to comprehensively address climate change issues

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 29, Oct 2021
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that he will highlight the need to comprehensively address climate change issues including equitable distribution of carbon space and the importance of sustainable lifestyles for green and inclusive growth at the World Leaders’ Summit’ during COP 26. In his departure statement ahead of his visit to Rome and Glasgow, Mr Modi said COP26 Summit will also provide an opportunity to meet with all the stakeholders including leaders of partner countries, innovators and Inter-Governmental organizations and explore the possibilities for further accelerating clean growth.

He said in line with the Indian tradition of living in harmony with nature and a culture of deep respect for the planet, India is taking ambitious action on expanding clean and renewable energy, energy efficiency, afforestation and bio-diversity. He added that today, India is creating new records in a collective effort for climate adaptation, mitigation and resilience and forging multilateral alliances. India is among the top countries in the world in terms of installed renewable energy, wind and solar energy capacity. Mr Modi said he will share India’s excellent track record on climate action and achievements in the World Leaders’ Summit.

Prime Minister will visit Rome, Italy from 29th to 31st October at the invitation of his Italian counterpart. He will attend the 16th G20 Leaders’ Summit, where he will join other G20 Leaders in discussions on global economic and health recovery from the pandemic, sustainable development, and climate change. Prime Minister said this first in-person Summit of the G20 since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020 will allow them to take stock of the current global situation and exchange ideas on how the G20 can be an engine for strengthening economic resilience and building back inclusively and sustainably from the pandemic.

He will also visit the Vatican City to call on Pope Francis and meet Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin. On the sidelines of the G20 Summit, he will also meet with leaders of other partner countries and review the progress in India’s bilateral relations with them.

Following the conclusion of the G20 Summit on 31st October, Prime Minister will depart for Glasgow to attend the 26th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. He will be participating in the high-level segment of COP-26 titled ‘World Leaders’ Summit’ on 1st and 2nd November along with 120 Heads of State from around the world.

Sources : News On Air