The US President Barack Obama Barack Obama recently called Indian PM Modi and Thanked Him for his 'Historic Success' at the Paris Climate Summit. President Obama said, "India played a critical role in making climate change Paris summit an historic success".
The US President Barack Obama has earlier also praised the Indian counterpart’s ‘aggressive’ commitment towards the climate and clean energy initiative. During Modi’s September US visit, President Obama had said, “Much of our discussion today focused on the climate conference in Paris. We agreed that it was a critical issue for the world and that all of us have responsibilities. We are encouraged by the aggressive nature of PM Modi’s commitment to clean energy and I indicated to the PM that India’s leadership in this upcoming conference will set the tone not just for today but for the decades to come”.
Obama also said that India’s leadership on climate change would be important for several decades to come. Terming the negative impact of environment pollution as a challenge, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has regularly emphasized upon the need to harness renewable energy such as solar, wind, etc.
Importantly, the praise from the US President came after nearly 200 countries recently reaching a deal to attempt to limit the rise in global temperatures to less than 2C, at the climate change summit in Paris - post two weeks of intense negotiations.