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
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.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 22, 2020
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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India's gross domestic product (GDP) had contracted by a record 23.9 percent in the first quarter (April-June) of the 2020-21 fiscal as the coronavirus lockdown pummelled economic activity
The modalities of anti-coronavirus vaccine delivery, distribution and administration were also discussed during the meeting
In his address, the prime minister also underlined the need for UN Security Council reform as well as multilateral bodies such as the WTO and the IMF