NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed the adoption of a landmark climate accord in Paris, saying it pointed the world towards a greener future.
“Outcome of Paris agreement has no winners or losers. Climate justice has won & we are all working towards a greener future,” Modi posted on Twitter.
“Climate change remains a challenge but Paris agreement demonstrates how every nation rose to the challenge, working towards a solution,” he added.
In Paris, Modi had argued that India — the world’s third biggest carbon-emitting country — needed to continue burning cheap and plentiful coal to rise out of poverty, arguing that richer nations should make deeper and faster cuts in their own emissions.
He applauded joint global efforts toward the climate pact Sunday.
“Deliberations at COP21 & Paris agreement demonstrates the collective wisdom of world leaders to mitigate climate change,” the leader said on Twitter.