World leaders gather in Paris for climate summit

Updated: 30 November, 2015 10:11 IST | Agencies |

For the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, the Paris Climate Conference will aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate

Paris: A key UN climate change summit that will be attended by nearly 150 world leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, kicks off today under the shadow of the Paris terror attack.

Ahead of the  summit, people took part in 'global climate march'.
Ahead of the  summit, people took part in 'global climate march'.

World leaders including US President Barack Obama, China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin will attend the official start of the UN conference.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon underlined the need for a durable universal deal to address rising green house gas emissions.

The Paris Climate Conference from November 30 to December 11 will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aim to achieve an universal pact on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.

No of countries that are part of the summit

Modi calls for energy conservation

New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi stressed the need for conservation of energy to check global warming and promotion of solar energy. He said, "Earth’s temperature should not further increase and the best way to ensure that is by energy conservation."

First Published: 30 November, 2015 06:15 IST

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