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India vows to exceed Paris Agreement targets

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is targeting a capacity of 450 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2030, during a speech through video link at the Climate Adaptation Summit on Monday (January 25).

This online event, hosted by the Netherlands aims to set out practical solutions and plans for dealing with climate change in the period until 2030.

Ahead of the summit, more than 3,000 scientists from across the globe pressed leaders to better protect people from the fall out of global warming.

The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, signedby nearly 200 countries, aims to limit the average rise in global temperatures to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius and ideally to 1.5C above preindustrial times.

Climate change could depress global food production by up to 30%, while rising seas and greater storms could force hundreds of millions of people in coastal cities out of their homes, summit organiser the Global Center on Adaptation said.

(Production: Mussab Al-Khairalla, Natasa Bansagi)

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