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PM Modi at UN General assembly meet

Date: 24 September 2019 Tags: Climate Change

Issue

PM Modi is in New York to participate in the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly where he has addressed the assembly.

 

Background

The 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 74) will open on 17 September 2019. Many world leaders including PM Modi are expected to address the assembly and highlight their plans for tackling climate change.

 

Highlights of speech

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the world was not doing enough to tackle the climate crisis, calling for "global behavioural change.

  • The PM also said that India is launching a coalition for disaster resilient infrastructure and all world leaders are invited for this coalition.

  • He spoke about the importance of using renewable sources of energy instead of non-renewable resources.

  • PM Modi highhlighted Indian government’s  agenda of clean energy cooking fuel for all and also piped drinking water for all under Jal Jeevan Mission.

  • Mr. Modi also said India plans to increase the proportion of the biofuel blend in petrol and diesel.

  • He also said India had plans to make the transport sector green through the use of electrical vehicles.

  • The PM also mentioned about his plans of banning single use plastic completely in the future.

  • He stressed the need for comprehensive approach which covers everything from education to values, and from lifestyle to developmental philosophy.

 

UNGA

The United Nations General Assembly is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, the only one in which all member nations have equal representation, and the main deliberative, policy-making, and representative organ of the UN.

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