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WorldG-7 Summit: Accusation of harming environment on poor countries wrong: Modi

G-7 Summit: Accusation of harming environment on poor countries wrong: Modi

In this, he said that it is a misconception that poor countries cause more damage to the environment, but India's history of more than 1,000 years refutes this view. During this, he also highlighted India's efforts for global good.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Germany to attend the G-7 summit , addressed a session on climate, energy and health at the Alpine Kestel in Schloss Elmau on Monday.

In this, he said that it is a misconception that poor countries cause more damage to the environment, but India’s history of more than 1,000 years refutes this view. During this, he also highlighted India’s efforts for global good.

India has not let its commitment towards the environment come down: Modi

Informing about the efforts made by India in green development, clean energy, sustainable lifestyles and global wellbeing to become pro-home and invest in a better future, Prime Minister Modi said that India has never shied away from its commitment to the environment. Not allowed to come

He said that India has also endured centuries of slavery, but now independent India is the fastest growing economy of the world.

“Our contribution to carbon emissions is only five percent”

Prime Minister Modi said, “India has 17 percent of the world’s population, but our contribution to global carbon emissions is only five percent. The main reason for this is our lifestyle.”

He said, “Energy should not be the privilege of the rich. Everyone has an equal right on it. We have delivered LED bulbs and cooking gas to every household in India. This has reduced carbon emissions by several million tonnes.”

Our commitment is clear from our performance: Modi

Prime Minister Modi said, “Our commitment to climate is evident from our performance. We had already achieved the target of 40 percent energy efficiency nine years ago. Along with this, we have achieved the target of 10 percent ethanol blending in petrol by five months. Already got it.”

“India has the world’s first fully solar powered airport. In this decade, India’s massive railway system will achieve net zero,” he said.

PM Modi meets US President and others

Earlier, Prime Minister Modi met US President Joe Biden , Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron and shook hands. All the leaders had gathered for the group photo.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz welcomed Prime Minister Modi at the G-7 summit.

Earlier, Prime Minister Modi was welcomed by a large number of NRIs in Munich, Germany on Sunday. During this he also addressed the Indian citizens.


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What is G7?

The G-7 group includes Canada, France, Germany, Britain, Italy, Japan and the United States. It is also called Group of Seven. It is a group of countries considered to be the most developed and advanced economies of the world, whose first meeting was held in 1975.

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