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Modi vows to ‘go beyond’ Paris accord, adding pressure on Trump

India prime minister Narendra Modi remains committed to fighting climate change

By: Sarwar Alam

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has vowed to go “above and beyond” the Paris Agreement on climate change, as he met French president Emmanuel Macron following the controversial US decision to quit the deal. Two days after US president Donald Trump sensationally announced plans to withdraw from the pact on curbing carbon emissions Modi said India would “continue working… above and beyond the Paris accord”, calling it “part of the world’s shared heritage”. The agreement signed by 195 countries in the French capital in 2015 “can protect future generations and give new hope”, he said after two hours of talks…

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