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WION Web Team
New YorkUpdated: Sep 23, 2019, 09:06 PM IST
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PM Modi showcased India's roadmap to becoming a $5 trillion economy. The event was attended by hundreds of CEOs and heads of states. He held a roundtable with 42 CEOs of top global companies. Photograph:(ANI)

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PM Modi will be addressing the climate change summit today. The summit is be attending by several world leaders. UN Sectary General Antonio Guterres will address the summit as it opens for other leaders.

23 Sep 2019, 9:02 PM (IST)

"What we need is a comprehensive approach which includes education," PM Modi said at the UN climate change summit. 

"We are encouraging e-mobility. We have given gas connection to 150 million families."

"What is needed a comprehensive approach that covers education, lifestyle, development strategy. We need global people's movement to bring about change, respect for nature is part of our tradition," Modi said. 

"In India, we are going to increase our renewable energy capacity to 175 gw by 2022," PM Modi informed the summit.

23 Sep 2019, 8:57 PM (IST)

"This year, on the occasion of India's Independence Day, we called for a people's movement to end the usage of single-use plastic. I hope that this will create an awareness at the global level against single-use plastic," Modi said.

"Tomorrow we are going to inaugurate solar panels on the roof of UN. The time for talk is over, world needs to act now," PM Modi asserted.

23 Sep 2019, 8:53 PM (IST)

"We have started the Jal Jeevan mission for water conservation, rain water harvesting, and for the development of water resources, " PM Modi said.

"In the next few years, India is going to spend $50 million it," the Indian prime minister said, adding,"in order to make our infrastructure resilient in the face of disasters, India is launching a disaster resilient infrastructure."

23 Sep 2019, 8:39 PM (IST)

"We have provided clean cooking gas connections to millions of families. We have started 'Jal Jeevan' mission for water resource development, water conservation and rain water harvesting," the Indian prime minister told the UN climate change summit.

23 Sep 2019, 8:32 PM (IST)

"We believe that an ounce of practice is worth more than a ton of preaching," PM Modi told the climate change summit.

23 Sep 2019, 8:28 PM (IST)

PM Modi begins address on climate change:

"Need, not greed is our principle," PM Modi said.

"What we are doing at the moment is not enough," PM Modi told the climate change summit.

23 Sep 2019, 8:26 PM (IST)

The UN chief said “necessary stimulus” was needed to resolve problems which cannot be solved overnight.

23 Sep 2019, 8:24 PM (IST)

“Around the world nature is striking back with fury," Guterres added.

"There is a cost to everything, but the biggest cost is doing nothing. The biggest cost is subsidising a dying fossil fuel industry,” the UN secretary-general said.

23 Sep 2019, 7:52 PM (IST)

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addressed the climate change summit in New York as it opened today.

The UN secretary general said young people have the right to demand climate change today.