Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Glasgow for a two-day visit, to attend the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) and meet UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends an event about global supply chains during the G20 leaders summit, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, in Rome. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Glasgow in the United Kingdom to attend the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) as his three-day visit to Rome on the sidelines of the G20 Summit concluded.
Modi will be on a two-day tour — November 1 and November 2 — in Glasgow, where he will meet UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and discuss bilateral ties.
The 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) kicked off on Sunday in Scotland’s Glasgow and will conclude on November 12.
The summit will see participation from delegates representing about 200 countries and the discussions will be centred on how to cut global emissions by 2030. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is among the world leaders who will address the World Leaders’ Summit of COP26, to be held on November 1 and 2.
On Sunday, India’s High Commissioner to UK Gaitri Issar Kumar said that PM Modi would be launching two important initiatives under the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure and the International Solar Alliance.
At COP-26, PM Modi will launch key initiatives under CDRI, International Solar Alliance: Indian envoy
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On India-UK relations, she said in Glasgow, “COP26 will be a multilateral event but it will also be an opportunity for PM Modi and [UK’s] PM Johnson to sit together and review the implementation of the 2030 Roadmap [for India-UK relations] which was launched in May.”
“We’ll also have the opportunity to talk about regional and global issues of shared interest, particularly in the healthcare sector, about vaccines, and of course, climate action,” India’s envoy to UK Gaitri Issar Kumar added.
COP26 is being seen as crucial in the efforts to bring climate change under control. The UK, as president of the summit, is hoping to push through a deal between over 200 countries on certifiable mechanisms to reduce and eventually eliminate carbon emissions by 2050.
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