India, France vow to tackle terrorism jointly
- Author: Joanne Flowers Jun 06, 2017,
Jun 06, 2017, 22:09
India, which accounts for 4.1 percent of global emissions, has not agreed to cap or cut its emissions outright like other countries but has said it will massively increase its use of green energy.
Earlier, Macron greeted Prime Minister Modi with a bear hug in the courtyard of the presidential Elysee Palace when he arrived for the meeting and working lunch. "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.
An enthusiastic Modi said the French centrist's election had "encouraged the whole world". "But in the last 40 years, not a single bullet has been fired because of border dispute", PM Modi said. "For us, this is an article of faith".
Modi did not directly criticize Trump's decision to abandon the accord, but did stress the importance of the worldwide pact.
"'I will be visiting India before the end of the year to attend a summit meeting of the ISA, not only to show our joint commitment to protect the climate but also share the innovations and technology of our (French) businesses and to give a new dynamism and a new foundation to furthering French relationship with India", announced Macron after his luncheon meeting with Modi in Paris on Saturday.
Drawing parallel between terrorism and climate change, Modi added that while every child in France had seen and felt the awful nature of terrorism, one of the biggest challenges facing the world today, the other big threat, in terms of climate change and pollution, is mainly invisible, but the one whose impact is being felt all over the world, just like terrorist attacks.
"Today I want the world to know the USA will meet our Paris commitment, and through a partnership among cities, states, and businesses, we will seek to remain part of the Paris agreement process", Bloomberg said.
"Paris climate agreement is a shared legacy of the world".
French officials edited the captions that explained why the Paris climate accord was a "bad deal" for the U.S.
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.
"They will find in France a second homeland", Macron said.
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