- Title: India says remains committed to Paris climate agreement
- Date: 2nd June 2017
- Summary: ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA (JUNE 2, 2017) (RUSSIAN POOL) INDIAN PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI WALKING TO PODIUM AUDIENCE AT FORUM (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) INDIAN PRIME MINISTER, NARENDRA MODI, SAYING (ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL TRANSLATION): "Climate protection is very important to us, we feel exploitation of nature is a crime, this is a part of us and this is part of our philosophy and hence we absolutely do not accept exploitation of nature, we can only milk nature and we have no right beyond that. Hence in the manufacturing sector we are looking at the 'zero defect zero effect' scheme." AUDIENCE LISTENING AT FORUM MODI WALKING TO HIS SEAT AND EMBRACING RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN
- Embargoed: 16th June 2017 14:26
- Keywords: USA climate change Narendra Modi Indian Prime Minister economic forum St Petersburg Russia
- Location: ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
- City: ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
- Country: Russia
- Topics: Environment,Climate Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016JL54QV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: India remains committed to the 2015 Paris climate change agreement, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday (June 2).
World leaders are pledging to protect the environment in the face of U.S. President Donald's Trump's decision to take the world's second largest carbon polluter out of the Paris climate change pact.
Others including Russia, China and Europe quickly signalled their commitment to the accord, although a Kremlin aide said it would not be viable without U.S. participation.
The vast majority of scientists believe that global warming - bringing with it sharp changes in climate patterns - is mainly the result of human activities from agriculture to industry.
A small group of sceptics - some of whom are in the Trump White House - believe this is a hoax and one that could be damaging to business.
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