Ambassador Verma’s Statement on India’s Decision to Join the Paris Agreement

In joining the Paris climate agreement today, India has taken a bold and decisive step in combatting climate change.  We commend Prime Minister Modi for his leadership and thank all those who have worked on the Agreement over many years.

India’s ratification provides indispensable political momentum to securing entry into force of the Paris Agreement this year, sending an enduring and irreversible market signal that low-carbon development is 21st century development, which will yield tremendous benefits not only for producers and consumers in India, but for those around the world.

We look forward to continuing our close friendship with India and furthering our work together on climate change and clean energy, so that we may provide future generations a world to be proud of and treasure.