“Mindless Consumption Should Stop”: PM’s Top Quotes At Climate Summit


'Mindless Consumption Should Stop': PM's Top Quotes At Climate Summit

Prime Minister Modi and other world leaders are in Glasgow for the climate change summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented India’s agenda to tackle climate change at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow and listed steps taken by the country so far to tackle the problem that stares the world in the face.

Here are his top 10 quotes:

  1. Mindless, destructive consumption must stop

  2. For me, the Paris climate conference was not a summit, it was a sentiment, a commitment. And India was not making those promises to the world, instead 125 crore Indians were making those promises to themselves.

  3. India is home to 17 per cent of the world’s population but is responsible for just 5 per cent of emissions. India has no stone unturned to fulfill its responsibilities.

  4. I have come here with India’s track record. Today, India is in the fourth place in the world in terms of installed renewable energy capacity

  5. The whole world now accepts that India is the only major economy which delivered on the Paris commitments in letter and spirit.

  6. The number of people transported by Indian Railways in a year exceeds the world’s population. This massive railways system has set a target of achieving the Net Zero goal by 2030.

  7. I propose a one-word movement. That word is LIFE — meaning Lifestyle For Environment.

  8. Amid this global deliberation, I want to put forward on India’s behalf five “Amrit Tatwas” to tackle this challenge.

  9. We know that commitments on climate finance made so far have proved to be hollow.

  10. When we are stepping up our ambitions on climate actions, then the ambition on climate finance cannot be the same as at the time of the Paris conference.