- Title: India prepares to ratify Paris climate pact
- Date: 1st October 2016
- Summary: PATAN DISTRICT, GUJARAT, INDIA (FILE - JULY 2013) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF SOLAR PANELS INTERIOR OF HOUSE LIT SOLAR BULB WOMAN COOKING FOOD ON GROUND NEW DELHI, INDIA (FILE - OCTOBER 6, 2015) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF VEHICLES MOVING SLOWLY ON VERY BUSY ROAD
- Embargoed: 16th October 2016 16:37
- Keywords: India Paris Anil Madhav Dave ratify climate change
- Location: NEW DELHI, RANCHI, JHARKHAND AND PATAN DISTRICT, GUJARAT, INDIA
- City: NEW DELHI, RANCHI, JHARKHAND AND PATAN DISTRICT, GUJARAT, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Environment,Climate Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA002526A8NB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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India on Saturday (October 1) emphasised its commitment to the climate change objectives made at last December's summit in Paris.
Environment Minister, Anil Madhav Dave, said concrete steps needed to be taken, ahead of the next round of climate talks in November in Marrakech, Morocco.
"We will ensure in Morocco that if we want to proceed on the path of meeting the objectives of the Paris agreement, that commitments over technology transfer and finance are fulfilled, not just in words but in deeds," he said.
India, the world's third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, will formally join the Paris agreement on climate change on Sunday (October 2).
The ratification by India, which follows that of the United States and China, the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitters, will help accelerate the enactment of the landmark Paris agreement on climate change forged last December.
At least 55 percent of global emitters need to formally ratify the treaty to bring it into effect.
The Paris agreement marks a radical shift of the world economy away from fossil fuels towards renewable energy.
At the Paris summit, the least developed countries teamed up with the African group of nations and small island states to win agreement on a long-term "aspirational" goal of holding climate change to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, below the 2 degree limit previously sought.
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