In a forthright address on the margins of the UN climate change summit that got underway, PM Modi also wanted developed countries to make adjustments to sharply reduce their carbon emissions, as he called for a change in lifestyles so that the burden on the planet is reduced, observing the lifestyles of a few must not crowd out opportunities for developing countries.

"Climate change is a major global challenge. But it is not of our making," PM Modi said, as he inaugurated a unique India Pavilion at the summit venue, showcasing the country's commitment to combat green-house gas emission.

Also read: PM Narendra Modi meets Sharif on sidelines of Paris climate meet

Noting that the outcome of the summit is very important, the Prime Minister said, "We want the world to work with urgency. We want a comprehensive, equitable and durable agreement which must lead us to restore the balance between humanity and Nature and between what we have inherited and what we will leave behind."

The Prime Minister referred to the need for change in lifestyles both in his address and in an article in the opinion section of today's edition of 'Financial Times'.

"And, I will also call for a change in lifestyles, so that we reduce the burden on our planet. For, the enduring success of our efforts will depend on the way we live and think," he told his audience at the pavilion.

Latest News from World News Desk