India ratifies Paris deal, Modi stresses commitment to fight climate change


India’s envoy to the UN Syed Akbaruddin (left) presents instrument of ratification on the Paris climate-change deal in New York (Twitter)

India on Sunday ratified the Paris climate-change deal, a week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the surprise announcement of New Delhi joining the effort to control global warming.

The pact that is expected to kick in by year-end requires countries to come up with plans to limit greenhouse gas emission to keep global temperature rise to below 2°Celsius.

India deposited the instrument of ratification on the deal to the UN completing the process of joining the agreement.

With this India became the 62nd country to ratify the agreement taking the cumulative emission of such countries to 51.89%.

“This significant contribution towards the early entry into force of the Paris Agreement underlines Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment to global cause of environmental protection and climate justice and reaffirms India’s responsive leadership in addressing the impact of climate change,” said the Indian permanent mission to the UN in a statement on Sunday.

In reply to a tweet by US President Barack Obama , Prime Minister Modi too stressed his country’s commitment to fight climate change.

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