'More serious action required than talks': India on climate change

ANI | Updated: Sep 24, 2017 02:13 IST

New York [U.S.A.], Sept. 24 (ANI): India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday urged the developed nations to take part in the climate change process more actively and help others through technology transfer and Green Climate Financing.

Referring about the recent natural disasters that took place across the globe, Sushma said that more serious action is required than talks on the issue of climate change.

"The developed world must listen more carefully than others, because it has more capacities than others. It must help the less fortunate through technology transfer and Green Climate Financing - that is the only way to save future generations," she said while speaking at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) here.

Further terming climate change as one of the significant dangers to the existence of mankind, the Minister said that India has deeply committed to the Paris Accord, not because it is afraid of any power, influenced by friend or foe, or tempted by some imagined greed.

"This is an outcome of a philosophy that is at least 5000 years old. Our Prime Minister has, on his personal initiative, launched the International Solar Alliance as witness to our abiding commitment to a cause," she said.

She said that when India talks of world peace, it doesn't always mean with human beings but also with nature.

"We understand that human nature is sometimes inimical to nature, but we would like to amend human nature when it tends in the wrong directions. When we inflict our greed upon nature, nature sometimes explodes. We must learn to live with the imperatives, cycles and creative urges of nature; in that lies, our own salvation," she said. (ANI)