PM Modi’s agenda for COP26 climate meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is travelling to Rome, Italy and Glasgow, UK, to attend the 16th G-20 Summit and the World Leaders’ Summit of COP-26 till the 2nd of November. He will pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his first day of arrival in Rome and will also call on Pope Francis in the Vatican during his two-day visit.

The PMO released a statement saying that the Prime Minister is going to attend the 16th G20 Leaders’ Summit in Rome, where he will be joined by other G20 Leaders in discussions on global economic and health recovery from the pandemic, sustainable development, and climate change.

The Prime Minister added that the first in-person summit of the G20 since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020 will allow us to take stock of the current global situation and exchange ideas on how the G20 can be an engine for strengthening economic resilience and building back inclusively and sustainably from the pandemic.

Following that, PM Modi will also be travelling to Glasgow in the United Kingdom from November 1-2 at the invitation of his British counterpart Boris Johnson. On the sidelines of the G20 Summit, PM Modi will also meet with leaders of other partner countries and review the progress in India’s bilateral relations with them. During his visit to Italy, the Prime Minister will also visit the Vatican City to call on Pope Francis and meet the secretary of state Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

In Glasgow, the Prime Minister will participate in the high-level segment of COP-26 titled ‘World Leaders’ Summit’ (WLS) on November 1 and 2 along with 120 heads of states and governments from around the world.

The Prime Minister said India is creating new records in a collective effort for climate adaptation and he will share India’s excellent track record on climate action at the WLS.

PM Modi noted that India is among the top countries in the world in terms of installed renewable energy, wind and solar energy capacity. He further said COP26 Summit will also provide an opportunity to meet with all the stakeholders including leaders of partner countries, innovators and inter-governmental organizations and explore the possibilities for further accelerating India’s clean growth.