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LIVE: PM Modi Inaugurates India Pavilion At Paris Climate Summit

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| November 30 , 2015 , 09:36 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurates the India Pavilion on the sidelines of paris Climate Summit. Prime Minister also launched a book 'Parampara'. He was accompanied by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Paris on the sidelines of a UN summit on climate change that began on Monday. Both leaders were seeing shaking hands and talking to each other for few minutes before the summit. The global talks on climate change has begun in Paris. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Paris to attend the crucial climate change conference at which a legally binding universal agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions among nations is expected to be achieved. The Paris climate change conference also known as Conference of Parties (CoP-21) will go on till December 11. Paris climate conference will for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aim to achieve a legally binding universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2 degree Celsius. The conference is expected to attract close to 50,000 participants including 25,000 official delegates from government, intergovernmental organisations, UN agencies, NGOs and civil society. Modi "Bonjour Paris! PM @narendramodi arrives in France to attend @COP21," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted as Modi arrived in the French capital. The Prime Minister will inaugurate the India pavilion at the climate change summit on Monday. He will also jointly launch the India-mooted International Solar Alliance with French President Francois Hollande. Modi would join an estimated 150 Presidents, Prime Ministers and Heads of States at the crucial climate summit. During his visit, Modi will also attend 'Mission Innovation' being hosted by US President Barack Obama. The two leaders are expected to meet at 2.45 PM local time (7:15 pm IST). Obama and Modi would primarily focus on climate change but will also review progress in bilateral relationship and discussion on regional and global issues including terrorism. They are likely to make a brief media appearance including remarks from the two leaders, according to President's schedule released by the White House. ALSO READ: Barack Obama To Meet PM Narendra Modi In Paris Today After Modi came to power in May last year, the two leaders have so far met for a record five times. They last met in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in September. Paris meeting is the sixth bilateral meeting between them. Immediately after the Paris bilateral, the two leaders would be joined by French President Francois Hollande along with other leaders and members of the private sector for Mission Innovation Event, the White House said. Prior to his departure, the Prime Minister said in his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat': "The whole world is worried about climate change. There are discussions everywhere over it and concerns are being expressed...The temperature of the Earth should not increase now. It is the responsibility and concern of all." His emphasis on the responsibility of all assumes significance as the developed world is trying to place greater onus on developing nations like India in the fight against climate change. India has been maintaining that the developed countries have been the major polluters over centuries and should assume greater role in fighting global warming by funding and transferring low-cost technology to developing nations. Joining a select group of countries, India said it will provide USD 2.5 million for the vulnerable nations in the Commonwealth to help them introduce clean energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. [fb_pe url="" bottom="30"]

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