Narendra Modi at G20: Climate change must be fought in integrated and holistic way, says PM

Addressing the G20 side event on 'Safeguarding the Planet', Modi said India is not only meeting its Paris Agreement targets, but also exceeding them

Press Trust of India November 22, 2020 21:31:01 IST
Narendra Modi at G20: Climate change must be fought in integrated and holistic way, says PM

File image of Narendra Modi. ANI

New Delhi: Climate change must be fought not in silos but in an integrated, comprehensive and holistic way, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at a G20 event on Sunday and asserted that the entire world can progress faster if there is greater support of technology and finance to developing nations.

Addressing the G20 side event on 'Safeguarding the Planet', Modi said India is not only meeting its Paris Agreement targets, but also exceeding them.

"Inspired by our traditional ethos of living in harmony with the environment, and the commitment of my government, India has adopted low-carbon and climate-resilient development practices," he said.

The entire world can progress faster if there is greater support of technology and finance to the developing world, Modi said.

"For humanity to prosper, every single individual must prosper. Rather than seeing labour as a factor of production alone, the focus must be on the human dignity of every worker," the prime minister said.

Such an approach would be the best guarantee for safeguarding the planet, Modi said.

Modi also reiterated the importance of reforms in multilateral organisations to ensure better global governance for faster post-COVID recovery.

In his address on the second and final day of the summit hosted by Saudi Arabia in the virtual format, Modi also highlighted India's efforts for inclusive development through a participatory approach.

"Was honoured to address G20 partners again on the 2nd day of the Virtual Summit hosted by Saudi Arabia," he tweeted.

"Reiterated the importance of reforms in multilateral organisations to ensure better global governance for faster post-COVID recovery," Modi said in a series of tweets on his address at the summit of the world's leading 20 economies.

At the summit, he also emphasised that an Aatmanirbhar Bharat will be a strong pillar of a resilient post-COVID world economy and global value chains.

"Underlined India's civilisational commitment to harmony between humanity and nature, and our success in increasing renewable energy and biodiversity," the prime minister said in another tweet.

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