Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to attend the G20 Summit in Italy on October 29 where the focus will be on three broad, interconnected pillars of action: People, Planet, Prosperity. The discussions on global economic and health recovery from the pandemic will be considered in Rome.
Italian premier Mario Draghi will welcome the heads of the world’s wealthiest nations into the summit where they will discuss climate change, covid-19, and the post-pandemic global recovery. PM Modi will be attending the summit starting from October 29 till 31 and following that he will be heading to Glasgow in the UK where he will hold several bilateral meetings apart from working towards a “balanced outcome” in the climate talks.
The G20 Summit 2021 is the first in-person summit since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020. Also, it will be Modi’s first visit to the Italian capital after assuming office. Modi will be traveling to Glasgow on November 1 with the invitation of his British counterpart Boris Johnson.
In Glasgow, UK, PM Modi will talk on the need to comprehensively address climate change issues, including equitable distribution of carbon space. The conference is the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the third meeting of the parties to the Paris Agreement.
During the visit to Rome, PM Modi has also planned to meet Pope Francis and will join other G20 leaders in discussions on global economic and health recovery from the pandemic, sustainable development, and climate change.
Modi said “In line with our tradition of living in harmony with nature and culture, we are taking steps on expanding our clean and renewable energy, energy efficiency, afforestation, and bio-diversity. Today, India is creating new records in a collective effort for climate adaptation, mitigation, and resilience and forging multilateral alliances.”
Modi has also said that the 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.