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India on track to achieve Paris Agreement targets, will exceed expectations: Modi

‘Country reduced emission intensity by 21 per cent over 2005 levels’
Narendra Modi speaks at the virtually-held Climate Ambition Summit, 2020, on Saturday.

Our Bureau And Agencies   |   New Delhi   |   Published 12.12.20, 10:34 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India is on track to achieve its Paris Agreement targets and will exceed them beyond expectations, adding that the country has cut down its emission intensity by 21 per cent over 2005 levels.

Addressing the virtually held Climate Ambition Summit 2020, he said the conference marks the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement -- the most ambitious step in the fight against climate change.

“Today, as we are looking to set our sights even higher, we must also not lose sight of the past. We must not only revise our ambitions, but also review our achievements against targets already set,” Modi said.

“Only then can our voices be credible for future generations,” he added.

He said that in 2047, India will celebrate 100 years as a modern, independent nation.

“To all my fellow residents of this planet, I make a solemn pledge today. Centennial India will not only meet its own targets, but will also exceed your expectations,” the Prime Minister noted.

“We have reduced our emission intensity by 21 per cent over 2005 levels,” Modi added.

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