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US welcomes India's Paris climate deal ratification

India deposited its Instrument of Ratification of the Paris Agreement at the UN on October 2

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Publish Date: Oct 4 2016 12:39PM | Updated Date: Oct 4 2016 12:39PM

US welcomes India's Paris climate deal ratification

 The United States has welcomed India's ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change signed in 2015 at the Conference of Parties (CoP) 21 climate summit in the French capital.

 
"Yeah. We welcome this," Elizabeth Trudeau, Director in the US State Department Press Office, said in Washington. 
 
India deposited its Instrument of Ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change at the United Nations on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
 
India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin handed over the Instrument of Ratification to Santiago Villalpando, the chief of the Treaties Division.
 
According to the provisions of the agreement, the treaty will come into force as and when 55 countries, or signatories contributing 55 percent of the total global harmful emissions, ratify the treaty.
 
"This significant contribution towards the early entry into force of the Paris Agreement underlines Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to global cause of environmental protection and climate justice and reaffirms India's responsive leadership in addressing the impact of climate change," India's Permanent Mission in the UN said in a statement.