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India ratifies historic Paris climate change pact

Syed Akbaruddin, India’s permanent representative to the UN, hands over the instrument of ratification, signed by president Pranab Mukherjee, to Santiago Villalpando, the head of UN treaty division at the UN headquarters on Sunday (2)

By: Eastern Eye Staff

India, the world’s third biggest carbon emitter, ratified the Paris agreement on climate change on Sunday (October 2) on the birthday of the country’s independence leader Mahatma Gandhi. The country, with a population of 1.3 billion people, is the latest big polluter to formally sign onto the historic accord which now takes a major step towards becoming reality. Environment minister Anil Madhav Dave said “India deposited its Instrument of Ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change” at the United Nations in New York. “Great push to global actions to address climate change,” he added on Twitter. The accord, sealed…

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