Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday informed that India will give a formal consent to the Paris climate deal on 2nd October.
On the birth anniversary of the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, India will ratify the same deal.
Modi said, while addressing the envoys at BJP’s national council meeting in Kozhikode, that “On Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, India will ratify the decisions reached at the Conference of Parties (CoP) in Paris.”
Modi said that it was suitable to declare the same at a party forum as the preservation of natural resources was advocated and clearly stated by Deen Dayal Upadhyay during the inception of the party.
“The world is today worried about climate change, global warming, natural disasters. Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhayay had understood the need for striking the fine balance between human development and the need to preserve natural resources. He had stressed on the need to be vigilant about the exploitation of natural resources. Human race has only now realised the disastrous impact of our material development on the nature,” Modi said.
He narrated about the need to ratify the CoP21 protocol to combat global warming. Global warming is emerging as a major threat to many coastal countries and cities.
“The world is now talking about how to stop global warming; to prevent the temperature of the earth to rise by another two degrees. We were guided by Deen Dayal Upadhyay and we know what it could mean for coastal cities and countries… What it could mean for Kerala. We need to play a part. An agreement has been reached in Paris but a final step still needs to be taken – the CoP agreement has to be ratified,” he added.
“This agreement will be ratified only when 55 countries sign it. On October 2, we will ratify it. Mahatma Gandhi’s life perhaps left the least carbon footprint on earth. We follow his ideals and India will play its part in ratifying the Paris agreement,” he said.
The CoP21 protocol and the pact will come into action only after it is officially signed by at least 55 countries that account 55 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. India contributes 4.5 percent in the same.
The Agreement requires the countries – rich and poor – to combat and lessen down the effects of global warming, to curb the rise in global temperatures, which is melting the glaciers, raising sea levels and shifting rainfall patterns. The governments need to make plans in order to decrease emissions to fix and lower the global temperature – below 2 degree Celsius.