France and India to work together to combat climate change

It’s Not China It’s You India Seems to Tell Spurned Aussies

It’s Not China It’s You India Seems to Tell Spurned Aussies

"Paris or no Paris, our commitment to preserving the climate is for the sake of future generations", Modi said while responding to a question about US President Donald Trump announcing withdrawal of the U.S. from the Climate Change deal.

"We are in favor of this Paris Agreement and we will continue to work in that direction, even beyond the Paris Agreement, even if this agreement did not exist, ' Modi said at the close of the two leaders" talks. Come and work here with us, work together on concrete solutions for our climate, our environment. Christiana Figueres, a former top United Nations climate official, said there was no formal mechanism for entities that are not countries to be full parties in the Paris accord. "It will benefit the future generations as well", said Modi, addressing a joint press meet with Macron.

In a sign that France intends to lead resistance to Trump on climate change the foreign ministry on Friday published a pointed rebuttal of his claims about the Paris deal on Twitter.

"We have natural resources because our previous generations protected these resources".

Modi, whose country is the world's third-biggest emissions generator, had said in Russian Federation on Friday that he would continue to back the deal.

Last month, India's cabinet approved plans to build 10 reactors of Indian design and said India would not buy foreign reactors unless they were already in operation.

Trump earlier in the day said the USA was withdrawing from the Paris climate change deal, agreed by more than 190 nations.

"We are both convinced that our countries have to do a lot for the ecological and environmental transition and the fight against global warming", Macron said, adding that France would go above and beyond its Paris agreement commitments.

Keep global temperatures "well below" the level of 2°C above pre-industrial times and "endeavour to limit" them even more, to 1.5°.

"Terrorism is the biggest challenge facing the world today".

The White House has hit back at the criticism, accusing Europe of trying to "shackle" the USA economy and refusing to acknowledge climate change is real.

"Every child in France knows the face of terror", Modi said, referring to a series of terror attacks that rocked France in recent years claiming dozens of lives.

In a slide by slide repudiation of the Trump administration's claim that "the Paris Accord is a bad deal for America", the edited French version of the White House video read, "Leaving the Paris Accord is a bad deal for America and the world", the CNN reported. "Every child in France understands the danger of terrorism as it has experienced it".

The two countries agreed to fight terrorism in all its forms, he added.

This story has been corrected to show the firm name of India's prime minister is Narendra, not Nahendra.

He said, several Indians fought in the first two world wars for world peace.

During two hours of wide-ranging talks with Macron at the presidential Elysee Palace, Modi invited the French president to visit India.

Macron accepted the invitation and said he will visit New Delhi by the end of the year for an worldwide summit on solar power - an area on which France plans closer cooperation with India.

"I look forward to meeting President Macron and have discussions on issues of mutual interest", Modi had said ahead of his visit.

The prime minister also spoke of the service to humanity and human values that France-India relations have rendered successfully over the years.

France is India's 9th largest investment partner.

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