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India reaffirms promise of Paris agreement at meeting with Kerry

NEW DELHI (AP) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told US climate envoy John Kerry that India is living up to its commitment to climate change, and Kerry said the United States will support those goals with affordable access to green technology and funding.

The Indian Foreign Ministry released their comments after the two met in New Delhi on Wednesday. Kerry is visiting the United Arab Emirates, India and Bangladesh before President Biden holds a virtual summit on climate change on April 22-23.

According to Modi, the cooperation between India and the United States, in particular, the financing of innovation and the rapid deployment of green technologies, will have a positive impact on other countries, the statement said.

Maudini told Kerry that India was going to live up to its promises under the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement. India has pledged to reduce its gross domestic product (GHG) emissions by 33% to 35% by 2030, to increase its non-fossil fuel power capacity by 40% from 28% in 2015, and to significantly increase its forest cover, carbon dioxide. to reduce.

Environment Minister Prakash Jav recently said that India has already met 21% of its commitment to reduce GDP by 33-35% by 2030.

The Paris Agreement aims to keep global average temperatures from “quite low” by 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) compared to pre-industrial levels.

Scientists say that any rise above 2 degrees can have a devastating effect on most parts of the world, raising sea levels, causing retrograde storms, and worsening droughts and floods.

During a meeting with Kerry on Tuesday, Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman stressed that developed countries must keep their $ 100 billion commitment to developing countries so that they can take significant steps to address global warming.


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