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

 UNITED NATIONS, Dec 1: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for increasing India's contribution to the Paris Agreement for reducing greenhouse emissions and fighting climate change, according to a UN spokesperson.

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 Paris Agreement Work Programme, its transparency framework and climate finance," Guterres's Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told reporters.

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

India has committed itself to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions intensity of gross domestic product (EIGDP) by 33 per cent to 35 per cent below the 2005 levels by 2030, according to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). - IANS

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