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IndiaIndia keeps its promise to the world, ratifies Paris climate deal

India keeps its promise to the world, ratifies Paris climate deal

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deposited its Instrument of Ratification today signed by President Pranab Mukherjee at a special ceremony to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary at the United Nations.

India, the 's third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, today ratified the landmark Paris climate deal, giving a significant push for the deal to enter into force by the end of this year.

As promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ratify the climate deal on Gandhi Jayanti, India today deposited its Instrument of Ratification signed by President Pranab Mukherjee at a special ceremony to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary at the United Nations.

“India keeps its promise. On Gandhiji's birth anniversary, we deposit the instrument of ratification of Paris Agreement on climate change,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

BAN KI-MOON LAUDS INDIA'S “CLIMATE LEADERSHIP”

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon lauded India's “climate leadership”, saying, India's ratification of the Paris agreement moves the world an “important step closer” toward achieving its climate goal.

In his message for the Day of Non-Violence, marked every year on Gandhi's birth anniversary, Ban said there is no better way to commemorate Gandhi and his legacy for people and the planet than with India ratifying the Paris deal.

“I warmly congratulate India for its climate leadership, and for building on the strong momentum we see from all corners of the globe for the agreement to enter into force as quickly as possible this year. India's ratification of the agreement moves the world an important step closer toward achieving that goal,” Ban said in his message.

France has also welcomed India's ratification of the Paris Agreement by India “on this symbolic day commemorating Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday”, the French government said in a statement.

Communique issued by the Presidency of the French Republic
  1. French President Francois Hollande welcomed the ratification of the Paris Agreement by India, on this symbolic day commemorating Mahatma Gandhi's birthday.
  2. This decision, coming after the decision of the Ministers of the European Union, brings us closer to the entry into force of the Paris agreement before the end of the year.
  3. François Hollande recalls that India played a key role in the adoption of this agreement in December 2015.
  4. India also launched, with France, the International Solar Alliance, which will contribute to the realisation of the objectives of the Paris agreement by facilitating access to solar energy.
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