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PM Modi pledges India will join Paris climate change deal this year

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged on Thursday to formally join the Paris climate change agreement this year, a potentially major step toward the pact entering into force.

After a meeting with US President Barack Obama, a champion of the deal, in Vientiane, the White House said the two leaders had made a joint commitment “to join the Paris Agreement this year”.

While in China earlier this week, the US already took that step.

Flanked by president Xi Jinping at a joint adoption ceremony in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, Obama said climate change would “define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other challenge”.

The 180-nation deal sets ambitious goals for capping global warming and funnelling trillions of dollars to poor countries facing climate catastrophe.

Read more at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/pm-modi-pledges-india-will-join-paris-climate-change-deal-this-year/story-VjIpljvewk9YqTbisb0wqM.html

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