Macron, who has worked to establish his role as a global leader since his sweeping election win in May, said modern-day science was revealing with each day the danger that global warming posed to the planet, he said.
The "saddest part" is that despite India acting on the Paris climate agreement, some countries were walking out of the deal, he added. Prabhu's comments come amid the uncertainty over the US role in the deal after President Donald Trump announced in June that his country was withdrawing from the Paris deal, arguing that it gives undue advantage to countries like India and China.
Making the country statement at the Conference of Parties (COP-23) yesterday, the minister said India's traditional wisdom to tackle climate change can be a "beacon of light".
Thousands of diplomats at the 12-day, 196-nation talks are haggling over the fine print of a "user's manual" for a treaty that will go into effect in 2020
Government experts are to work on a "rule book" for the 2015 climate pact at the Nov. 6-17 annual meeting in Bonn, Germany. The accord seeks to end the fossil fuel era this century with a shift to wind, solar and other clean energies.
The report said renewable energy, off-grid solar and energy storage, agribusiness, green buildings, urban transportation, water, and urban waste management as the sectors that can bring about a crucial difference to catalyse private investment.
China's capacity for renewable energy, including hydro, wind and solar, will significantly exceed Beijing's own target set in the five-year plan to 2020, according to the report jointly issued by China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC) and the Energy Research Institute of Academy of Macroeconomic Research.
Over all, India's performance in areas of efficiency and emission levels puts India far ahead of China.
The US is determined to withdraw from the Paris climate pact unless it gets a favourable term, President Donald Trump's top economic adviser said at the United Nations on Monday.
The statement by the White House comes amid reports that the Trump administration would announce at the Montreal talks that it would not pull out of the Paris accord and was offering to re-engage with the deal.
The project has been delayed for years by court challenges from green groups and indigenous groups concerned about climate change, and the impact on native land and water supply, but those challenges have been rejected.
The report says extreme heat waves have become more common and extreme cold waves less common since the 1980s.
The communication is in line with the decision announced by President Donald Trump recently, which was one of his key electoral promises.
Competition in the real estate sector may be fierce, but it is not all-encompassing. Proof: some of India's top developers have come together to fight a common enemy – climate change. CNBC-TV18's Kevin Lee gave us this report.
A proposal submitted by the Airport Authority of India said, the existing airport is currently handling about 40 operations per day (20 landings and 20 take-offs) and operating capacity of the airport is about 300 passengers.
Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin, parents of seven children went missing after they went to feed their cattle in a field near the village of Chandolin, Switzerland.
IFC, a member of World Bank, has planned an investment of around USD 5-6 billion for the next five years in India for participating in the country's climate change programs, its Country Head (India) Jun Zhang told reporters on the sidelines of an event here.
In a final statement agreed by all 20 economies, 19 members including Russia, China and the European Union acknowledged Trump's decision to go his own way on taking the US out of the 2015 Paris climate accord.
The outcome represents a compromise with Trump who wants to do more to protect domestic companies from foreign competition through his "America First" policy.
Since climate change impact on agricultural sector is a 'certain', there is a need to diversify crops from rice, wheat and maize to millets, which is a climate smart nutri-cereal.
"In an extensive discussion (over phone), the two leaders addressed climate issues, the Women's Entrepreneurship Financing Initiative, and trade, including global steel overcapacity," the White House said in a statement yesterday.
The recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures are also aimed at bringing future nature of issues into the present through scenario planning which will ensure tighter investors engagement.
The study estimates that for each 0.55 degree Celsius increase in global temperatures, the US economy loses about 0.7 percent of Gross Domestic Product.
Those who once lived on coastlines will face displacement and resettlement bottlenecks as they seek habitable places inland, the study has noted.
Green building of houses would mean lesser carbon footprint emerging from resources like land, water, energy, and waste.