Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch two important initiatives under the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) and International Solar Alliance (ISA) at the upcoming 26th session of the Conference of Parties (COP-26) in Glasgow, India’s High Commissioner to the UK Gaitri Issar Kumar has said.
“These initiatives will make the presence of a very high-level delegation from India led by our prime minister, very very important,” Kumar said on Sunday.
The envoy emphasised that at COP-26 Prime Minister Modi will share India’s commitment to the world and his presence will contribute to the success of COP-26.
“The focus will be on economic revival and how to do this in a sustainable way. For this, climate action is very relevant,” Kumar said.
PM Modi – who is in Rome – will be visiting Glasgow for the COP-26. He is slated to meet UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson there.
Modi's bilateral meeting with Boris Johnson is expected to take place soon after Monday's opening ceremony, which will include cultural performances and a speech by the UK Prime Minister. Johnson has said the summit will be the "world's moment of truth" and has urged world leaders to make the most of it.
"The question everyone is asking is whether we seize this moment or let it slip away," he said, ahead of the two-week conference.
COP-26 is being held from October 31 to November 12 under the Presidency of the UK partnering with Italy in Glasgow.
A high-level segment of COP-26, titled the World Leaders’ Summit (WLS), will be held on November 1-2. The Summit will be attended by Heads of State/Government of more than 120 countries.
With inputs from agencies