World leaders endorse Indian PM Modi's Mission LiFE
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has launched Mission LiFE in Kevadia, Gujarat.
He has also held a bilateral meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines. The visiting UN chief is on a three-day trip to India.
Mission LiFE is India's signature initiative at the United Nations and other international platforms for showcasing climate action and early achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Several world leaders have congratulated PM Modi on this initiative.
"No one can address global challenges, and especially climate change, on their own. The LiFE initiative is part of this agenda for stronger cooperation.. With the LiFE initiative, Prime Minister Modi will give us this opportunity. France looks forward to working with India to make this initiative a success, including in the perspective of the Indian Presidency of the G20 next year," said President of France, Emmanuel Macron.
UK Prime Minister Liz Truss has also sent her congratulations through a video message.
Maldives’ President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih said that PM Modi’s Mission LiFE could not have come at a more crucial juncture when “the ill effects of the climate crisis come at upon the countries with full force.”
Estonia’s Prime Minister, Kaja Kallas in her message expressed gratitude to PM Modi for launching Mission LiFE and said that the need for a collective response to address climate change is stronger than ever.
Irakli Garibashvili, Georgia’s Prime Minister said “Georgia welcomes and fully supports this global initiative, timely introduced by PM Modi."