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'Protecting climate article of faith for us,' says PM Modi

Protecting climate article of faith for us, says PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India will 'go above and beyond' to protect climate as he termed the Paris climate agreement as a shared legacy of the world, a day after US President Donald Trump walked out of the deal.

After holding wide-ranging talks with newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, PM Modi said the Paris Agreement reflects "our duty towards protecting the Earth and our natural resources. For us, this is an article of faith."

"Paris climate agreement is a shared legacy of the world. It will benefit the future generations as well," PM Modi said addressing a joint press event with Macron. His remarks came after US President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw from the Paris climate change deal on curbing carbon emissions, which had been agreed by more than 190 nations. Mr Trump said the agreement unfairly benefited countries like India and China.

India would "continue working on this...above and beyond the Paris accord," Prime Minister Modi said.

"We have natural resources because our previous generations protected these resources. We must do the same for our future generations," PM Modi said.
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