Save energy, says PM
“The whole world is worried about climate change. There are discussions everywhere over it and concerns are being expressed,” Modi said in the 14th edition of the Mann ki Baat programme, as he also underscored his government’s initiatives like distribution of over three crore LED lamps.
“There is acceptance for it (climate change) as an index before any work is done. The temperature of the earth should not increase now. It is the responsibility and concern of all.”
Modi and other world leaders are gathering in Paris to discuss a possible new global agreement on climate change, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions to avoid the threat of dangerous warming due to human activities.
India has been arguing for common but differentiated responsibilities to tackle climate change.
“We all look forward to a concrete outcome in Paris, within the framework of the UN Convention on Climate Change. The framework has an appropriate balance of collective action: Equity and common-but-differentiated responsibility and respective capabilities,” the PM had earlier said.
India maintains developed countries have been the major polluters over the years and should assume a greater role in fighting global warming by funding and transferring lowcost technologies to developing nations.
The Prime Minister also pitched for joint exercises by South Asian nations for disaster preparedness and said the government will mark December 14 as the national energy conservation day.