UN chief Guterres pressures India to act on climate change

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, in Mumbai
UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, in Mumbai Copyright AFP TV
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While its per capita emissions are quite low, India is a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions.

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UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has urged India to become an example of global leadership by addressing issues such as climate change, peace and terrorism.

Guterres, who began a two-day official visit to India today, underlined the importance of the Asian nation as it was "home to one-sixth of humanity and the world's largest young generation".

India has the world’s second-largest population, at approximately 1.4 billion people. 

While its per capita emissions are quite low, India is a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions.

It's also suffered the consequences of global warming in recent years, with an increase in severe droughts and flooding.

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