India: Modi says his country exceeded Paris Agreement targets at G20 event

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the G20 summit virtually on Sunday. In his recorded speech, he emphasised the need to address the pandemic's fallout and the consequences of climate change by focusing on the well-being of people and the environment. He also said that India was exceeding its Paris Agreement targets, and is saving «38 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year.» «For humanity to prosper, every single individual must prosper. Rather than seeing labour as a factor of production alone, the focus must be on the human dignity of each worker. Such an approach would be the best guarantee for safeguarding our planet,» he added. The Paris deal was drafted in 2015 to establish a global response to the threat of climate change. The G20 summit this year is hosted by Saudi Arabia but is taking place virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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