Paris: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the Indian pavilion at the World Climate Change Conference 2015 in Le Bourget, Paris. PM Modi is leading a 25-member delegation at the Summit. In his speech, Modi called for a landmark global deal on limiting greenhouse gas emissions.
Here are the highlights of his speech:
1. Summit is of great significance to India's future. It is a window to our tradition, progress, aspirations and achievements. Climate change is a major global challenge.
2. We want the world to act with urgency. Agreement must lead us to restore balance between humanity and nature.
3. We approach the negotiations under UNFCCC in a spirit of partnership, based on the principles of equity and common but differentiated responsibility.
4. The Indian pavilion is a window to our heritage and our progress. I speak not just to the world but our own people, India must lead in combating climate change.
5. To the people of India and our friends, I call you to live with the commitment of ‘Lokah Samastah Sukhinau Bhavantu’:
6. Climate change is not of our making. It is the result of global warming that came from an industrial age powered by fossil fuel. Yet, we face its consequences today, and that is why the outcome in Paris is so important and we are here today.
7. We want a comprehensive, equitable and durable agreement in Paris.
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) November 30, 2015