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Guterres thanks Modi for raising India's contribution to climate change pact

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has thanked for increasing India's contribution to the Agreement for reducing greenhouse emissions and fighting climate change, according to a UN

When they met on Thursday night in Buenos Aires, "they discussed the upcoming UN climate change conference (COP24) and the importance of the completion of the Agreement Work Programme, its transparency framework and climate finance," Guterres's told reporters on Friday.

"The also thanked Mr. Modi for his commitment to increase India's nationally determined contributions to the Agreement," he added.

has committed itself to reducing its intensity of (EIGDP) by 33 per cent to 35 per cent below the 2005 levels by 2030, according to the Programme (UNEP).

EIGDP is the amount of created by a unit of GDP.

A UNEP report last month said that was on its way to meeting its target and was projected to be even more than 10 per cent below its target of

The 24th round of the UN climate change conference known as the Conference of Parties 24 (COP24) begins on Sunday in Katowice,

World leaders and experts at the conference will discuss action plans to achieve the Paris Climate Change Agreement's goal of limitingAglobal temperature rise during this centuryAto less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.



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First Published: Sat, December 01 2018. 07:44 IST