Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called for a global partnership to being clean energy to the reach of all people.
“We must come together in a partnership to bring clean energy within the reach of all,” Modi said in an address at an event on “Mission Innovation” hosted by US President Barack Obama at the Conference of Parties (CoP) climate summit that got underway here.
“Mission Innovation”, launched by Obama and French President Francois Hollande on Sunday, is an initiative to dramatically accelerate public and private global energy innovation to address global climate change, provide affordable clean energy to consumers, including in the developing world and create commercial opportunities in clean energy.
“This partnership will combine the responsibility of government with the innovative capacity of the private sector,” Modi said.
He said that access to energy and a better life was a universal aspiration just as clean environment and healthy habitats were.
“We will restore the balance between ecology and economy, and between our inheritance and obligation to the future,” the Indian prime minister said.