France welcomes PM Modi's statement on ratification of Paris agreement
France has welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement that India will ratify the Paris Agreement on 2 October, Mahatma Gandhi's birthday.
New Delhi: France has welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement that India will ratify the Paris Agreement on 2 October, Mahatma Gandhi's birthday.
In a statement, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development spokesperson said: "India's commitment to the fight against climate change is decisive to the implementation of the Paris Agreement."
Prime Minister Modi, in a speech in Kozhikode, Kerala, on Saturday announced that India would ratify the 2015 Paris agreement on 2 October.
India had submitted its 'Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the UN body on 1 October last year.
The Climate Agreement was adopted by 195 countries in Paris last year.
India is the third biggest carbon emitter after China and the US; during the G20, India said developed countries should lead the way in reducing emissions.
There has been an "unprecedented surge" in climate-related disasters, including flooding, heatwaves, wildfires and cyclones all over the world.
Only just over half of countries that are party to the accord have submitted updated proposals for limiting their carbon emissions.