“On Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday on October 2, India will ratify decisions reached at Conference of Parties (CoP) in Paris”, Prime Minister said on 25 Sept at the meeting in Kozhikode, State of Kerala, PM Modi made an announcement to ratify the agreement.
Quipping that Mahatma Gandhi’s time had the smallest carbon footprint, he said India will be at the forefront in fight against climate change.
Mahatma Gandhi had famously said that, “ Be the change that you want to see in the world”, thereby appealing that the actions on transforming the world has to start by transforming ourselves towards sustainable world.
India accounts for around 4.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said, earlier this month, that 60 countries accounting for around 48 percent of emissions had already joined the agreement.
PM Modi not only made the announcement of ratification on the symbolic day but also at symbolic place of Indian state of Kerala whose coasts are famous for their natural beauty and natural resources. “The world is trying to debate how to stop temperatures from rising by 2 degrees.
Because if the temperature rises by 2 degrees, all coastal regions will be affected – even Kerala, ”he said.
He also linked the announcement to the development agenda. “ If any part of India remains underdeveloped, the country will not progress in reality.
The way we are exploiting natural resources is bring about our doom”, PM Modi added. That prompts to recall Mahatma Gandhi’s yet another statement that “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”.END