Limit rise of climate change while making available sufficient resources: Prez
Noting that the threat of climate change is “real” and India is vulnerable to it, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday stressed the need for adopting a twin approach of limiting rise of climate change and at the same time ensuring existence of sufficient resources to meet the country’s future development needs.
Observing that India ratified the “landmark” Paris deal recently, he hoped the country’s move will encourage other nations to follow and ratify the agreement so that it can come into force, giving a “major” boost to the fight against climate change.
“India ratified the landmark Paris Agreement that was reached at the 21st Conference of Parties. As President of the republic, four days ago I had the privilege to ratify the agreement. I am glad that our ratification has occurred prior to the next COP22 (in Morocco) and I hope that it will encourage other countries to follow suit.
“If the legally required ratification by countries who together account for 55 per cent of the global emissions is achieved, it will enable the coming into force of the Paris Agreement before the next conference. This will be a major boost to our fight against climate change,” Mukherjee said.