Modi at COP21
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The book "Convenient Action- Continuity for Change", which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday on the sidelines of the climate change summit CoP21, narrates the efforts India will take to mitigate climate change. 

"At the CoP-21 Summit in Paris, my book 'Convenient Action-Continuity for Change' was released," Modi tweeted.

"My book talks about India's efforts to mitigate climate change and importance of climate justice," he added.

The launch was attended by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, French President Francois Hollande and several other world leaders, reported IANS.

The book was launched in the wake of growing concerns in India about sustainability, and the rise in health conditions due to polluted environment. the authorities in Delhi have decided to allow odd and even numbered vehicles to ply on roads on alternate days as the rising pollution level has led to media campaigns and protests from citizens. 

The book launch came a day after Environment, Forests & Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar said that chances of agreement between developed and developing countries seem low as emerging nations have been asked to cut emissions along with developed nations.

"Unfortunately, the commitment made by the developed countries on finance and technical support has not come," said Javadekar at the press conference held by Brazil, South Africa, India and China. 

"It's for the developed world to give money and technical support, and it's for the developing countries to receive," he added. 

The disagreements continued even as the US President Barack Obama had earlier said that the Paris climate talks is going to be a "turning point" and the US accepts responsibility. 

"We hope advanced nations will assume ambitious targets and pursue them... We look to the developed countries to mobilise $100 billion annually by 2020 for mitigation and adaptation," said PM Modi. 

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