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India ratifies Paris climate change deal

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>> A plan to slow global warming before it's too late, now a step closer to reality. The world's third biggest polluter India, ratifying the UN Paris Climate Change Agreement on Sunday, the birthday anniversary of independence leader Mahatma Gandhi. US president Barack Obama tweeting his congratulations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he was carrying on Gandhiji's belief in a quote world worthy of our children.
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The Paris agreement aims to slash emissions by getting countries to move away from fossil fuels. New Delhi has set a goal of at least 40% of it's electricity from non fossil sources by 2030, but says it won't get there without support from developed countries.>>
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> If we want to meet our objectives, we need those who have promised with technology and financing to deliver not just words, but action.
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>> Nearly 200 nations agreed to the deal last December in Paris, but not all are officially on board. Countries representing at least 55% of greenhouse gas emissions, need to ratify the deal before it's binding. China and the US signed on the dotted line last month.>> Next up, the EU expected to complete joint ratification next week, which would take approvals past the mark needed to put it into effect.