India to Ratify Paris Climate Agreement

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi informed that India will ratify the Paris pact on Climate Change on October 2.

The decision is expected to give momentum to implementation of measures at international level to control global warming.

While Western countries, including the US, had been pushing for an early ratification of the pact-possibly by the end of this year, India had been seeking more time to complete its national processes as it fears that any hasty decision may impact its developmental projects.

During the Paris climate meet in December last, more than 190 nations had agreed on setting ambitious goals for capping global warming and funnelling trillions of dollars to poor countries facing climate catastrophe.

The pact will come into force after it is ratified by at least 55 countries that account for 55 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Till now, more than 50 nations have signed the agreement.

China and the US – responsible for around 40 per cent of the world’s carbon emissions –  jointly ratified the Paris climate change deal that aims to significantly reduce global emissions, giving hopes that the landmark accord may come into effect by the end of this year.

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