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UN chief Ban pats India's back for its decision to ratify Paris Climate deal

UN chief Ban Ki-Moon praised India's swift action against carbon emission and said that he is looking forward to receiving New Delhi’s instrument of accession.


UN chief Ban pats India's back for its decision to ratify Paris Climate deal

New Delhi: In order to reduce the carbon foot print of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to ratify Paris Climate agreement on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

UN chief Ban Ki-Moon praised India's swift action against carbon emission and said that he is looking forward to receiving New Delhi’s instrument of accession.

“The Secretary-General has made clear his hopes for the ratification of the Paris Agreement by a large number of states as early as possible, so he would be pleased by swift action by India. He looks forward to receiving India’s instrument of accession,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said, according to The Tribune.

This grand announcement was made by PM Modi during his Kerela rally on Sunday. The pact is slated to come into force in 2020, after it is ratified by at least 55 countries that account for 55 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. India accounts for around 4.5 per cent of the global greenhouse gas emissions.

The increasing content of carbon in the atmosphere are largely responsible for the sudden change in the Earth's climate. The Paris Climate Agreement is world's first comprehensive climate deal that pledges to limit the global warming well below 2 degree Celsius. 

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