India to play “due and responsible” role at climate change meet : PM Modi

Prime Minister  Narendra Modi assured UN Chief Antonio Guters that India will play its “due and responsible” role at the climate change negotiations in Poland, next week. During a meeting with him on the sidelines of the G20 Summit, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he said that that it is part of the Indian culture and civilisation to preserve the environment.

The Secretary General has said India plays a major role in climate change negotiations. He acknowledged that Prime Minister had taken a number of concrete steps towards addressing climate change.

The Secretary General also said that when he was in Delhi last month he had seen for himself the manner in which other campaigns the prime minister had led including the Swachh Bharat campaign having an impact on the environment,” he said.

He expressed hope that India would bring together the various groups of developed countries and developing countries-those which have money those which need money- to come up with certain solution which would eventually feed into the climate change summit that the UN chief is planning in 2019.

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