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India's role in damaging climate negligible, says PM Modi in Denmark

Asserting that India's role in damaging the climate is negligible, PM Modi said Indians have had no role in harming the planet and the need of the hour is to promote 'lifestyle for environment'.

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Modi in Denmark
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen, at her residence in Copenhagen on Tuesday. Photo: PTI

Asserting that India’s role in damaging the climate is negligible, Prime Minister on Tuesday said Indians have had no role in harming the planet and the need of the hour is to promote 'lifestyle for environment'.

Addressing the Indian community settled in Denmark during his visit to the Nordic nation, Modi also asked each one of them to convince at least their five non-Indian friends to visit India.

"The mindset of use and throw is negative for the planet. It is necessary to get out of consumption oriented approach and the need of the hour is to promote 'LIFE —Lifestyle for Environment'.

India's role in damaging the climate is negligible; Indians have had no role in damaging the planet," Modi said.

The prime minister further said global climate action does not appear to be succeeding as yet.

The world appears to have stopped in its tracks but India has been delivering on its goals ahead of time because of efforts of every single Indian, Modi said.

Denmark has been with India in White revolution, now it is becoming a strong partner in the country's green future, he added.

Modi invokes 'FOMO' to woo Danish firms

Invoking popular social media expression FOMO (fear of missing out) during his Denmark visit, Prime Minister on Tuesday said those not investing in India will certainly miss out.

Addressing the India-Denmark Business Forum, Modi said ongoing economic reforms have created investment opportunities in various sectors like green technology, cold chains, shipping and ports.

Modi calls for immediate ceasefire in Ukraine

The prime minister appealed for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine and return to the path of dialogue and diplomacy to resolve the crisis, even as his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen hoped that India will use its influence over Russia to end the war.

Speaking to reporters here after bilateral talks, Modi said he discussed the Ukraine crisis and appealed for an "immediate ceasefire" in Ukraine. "We appealed for immediate ceasefire in Ukraine and return to dialogue and diplomacy for resolving the crisis," Modi said.

Frederiksen hoped that India will influence Russia on Ukraine and asked Russian President Vladmir Putin to "stop this war and end the killings".

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Tue, May 03 2022. 21:47 IST
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