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By Leonard Kelley Herald Voice

The Herald Voice Daily News

Published Date: Dec 3, 2015

Modi and Hollande announce new solar alliance at Paris climate change summit Herald Voice

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Modi and Hollande announce new solar alliance at Paris climate change summit 

“Technology is evolving, costs are coming down and grid connectivity is improving”, the prime minister said. Climate justice has always been India’s stated aim, so invoking that is to be expected, but creating the idea of the “little carbon we can still safely burn” is somewhat novel. “We want a comprehensive, equitable and durable agreement in Paris”.

Ahead of the summit, the prime minister had sought to remind the developed world, through an article in The Financial Times of London, that it has a moral imperative to lead the fight against global warming. “The solar alliance will be a very effective means of enhancing the deployment of solar energy in most solar resource rich countries of the world”, Mathur who is also the director general of Bureau of Energy Efficiency said.

“In fact, they can be mutually reinforcing”.

Mr Arora said that the new alliance would benefit India in particular.

“It is also important that climate-friendly technologies should be transferred to developing countries”, he added.

Modi, accompanied by Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, went to various stalls at the Pavilion and later released a book on environment protection.

“Our Pavilion reflected our commitment towards combating climate change”, said Javadekar. Moreover, India has been able to take the moral high ground by talking of the assistance it offers to island nations and others particularly susceptible to climate change.

Officials said that around 40 films which will have around 21GB of information on adaptations will continuously run on the screen. “This means mitigating actions, removing conditions, revisiting targets…”

“This unprecedented worldwide solar collaboration sets an encouraging tone as country representatives gather today to reach a new global climate agreement”.

The minister reported modifications in climate sample, the predicament of producers and strength of natural problems to push home his stage.

“The prosperous still have a strong carbon footprint and the world’s billions at the bottom of the development ladder are seeking space to grow”, he said.

Climate pact an “act of defiance” after Paris attacks: Obama: PUSHING for a powerful climate deal, President Barack Obama called the global talks opening on Monday outside Paris an “act of defiance” against terrorism that proves the world stands undeterred by Islamic State-linked attacks in Europe and beyond.

Sharif later met Shakeel Ramay, a member of the Pakistani delegation from Sustainable Development Policy Institute, a think-tank in Islamabad, and told him that Modi was the one who approached him. Allocation of a fair share of carbon budget, therefore, is essential for the future growth of developing countries, says CSE.

Source: http://heraldvoice.com/2015/12/03/modi-and-hollande-announce-new-solar-alliance-at-paris/