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PM welcomes the Kigali Agreement

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PM welcomes the Kigali Agreement
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has welcomed the Kigali Agreement, which has been signed by 197 nations - including India - in Kigali, Rwanda, with the goal of curbing the use of climate-altering hydroflourocarbons (HFCs). .

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"The Kigali Agreement to the Montreal Protocol reached this morning is a historic occasion, which will have a lasting impact on our planet. .

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Agreement will lead to a reduction of 0.5 degree in global temp by the end of the century and enable us to achieve the goals set in Paris. .

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The flexibility and cooperation shown by India as well as other countries has created this fair, equitable and ambitious HFC agreement. .

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This will also provide a mechanism for countries like India to access and develop technologies that leave a low carbon footprint. .

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I congratulate all countries for having come together on this critical issue, which will contribute to a greener Earth", the Prime Minister said..

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First Published: Sat, October 15 2016. 00:20 IST