NEW DELHI: As per the reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself will unveil India’s strategy towards a green planet on the opening day of the climate change summit to be held in Paris. PM Modi is expected to highlight the use of solar energy in a bid to reduce the emission of green house gases.
Vikas Swarup, Spokesman of the External Affairs Ministry tweeted “Prime Minister has pledged to extend India’s support for preserving ‘our common home’. Looking forward for a successful summit on Climate change”.
The summit to be organized in Paris is officially called as the 21st Session of the Conference of Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. As many as 147 Government heads will be attending the summit to discuss steps towards a green planet.
Along with them, an estimated 50,000 participants and 25,000 delegates from over 196 nations were invited to take part in the summit.
The summit will focus on reducing the emission of green house gases and will propose feasible legally binding norms to protect the environment, without compromising on the aspirations of developing nations.
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with France President Francois Hollande will jointly announce a pact, on the opening day of the summit describing the steps to be taken by the 122 nations-located mostly between the tropic of cancer and tropic of Capricorn to reduce global temperature. The global alliance will be named as International Agency for Solar Policy and Application, to facilitate a smooth implementation of goals towards a green planet.
In addition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will announce India’s strategy towards decreasing the emission of green house gases. The Prime Minister is expected to highlight India’s move towards developing solar parks over the next decade to replace the use of traditional thermal power. The Government has already drafted a plan to construct a solar park in Rajasthan, which is in line with the Government’s ambition to construct solar parks spread across the country with a total capacity of 20GW.
PM Modi may also hold a bilateral talk with US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of climate change and ISIS advancement.