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World Environment Day 2018: India is 5th largest producer of Solar energy around world, says PM Modi

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 05 Jun 2018, 07:28:26 PM
World Environment Day 2018 (Graphics by Ramesh Singh Negi/ News Nation)

New Delhi:

To mark the occasion of 43rd edition World Environment Day 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed an event observed by the United Nations on 5 June every year to spread awareness for the protection of our environment.

This year, the theme for the World Environment Day 2018 is 'Beat Plastic Pollution' and India is the global host.

Special representatives from the United Nations, environment ministers, including members from various industries, will attend the event to mark the occasion. Modi will also visit the World Environment Day exhibition set up at the Rajpath lawns.

LIVE Updates:

# 06:47 PM: We are proud to be the global host of World Environment Day. Our motto is more crop per drop. We are already the 5th largest producer of Solar energy in the World. Not also this we are the 6th largest producer of renewable energy in the World: PM Narendra Modi.

# 05:21 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends an event on World Environment Day in Delhi.

#09:50 AM: Modi wishes on World Environment Day: "Greetings on World Environment Day. Together, let us ensure that our future generations live in a clean and green planet, in harmony with nature," Tweets Modi.

#09:40 AM: Do you know? Humans represent just a hundredth of a per cent of the Earth’s biomass, but we’ve driven down the biomass of land animals by 85 per cent and marine mammals by about 80 per cent.

#09:30 AM: Trump’s abandonment of Paris climate deal to cost U.S. economy trillions: A new study from Stanford finds that failure to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Accord will cost the U.S. economy several trillion dollars in the coming decades — and cost the world economy tens of trillions of dollars. 

#09:20 AM: Take a look at the small documentary by Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation: 2018 is an important year. Never have issues like protecting our environment and our climate been more urgent than now. Watch this video to learn more about LDF’s mission and how you can join us in supporting this critical work.

#09:00 AM: Hello and welcome to the News Nation LIVE Updates on World Environment Day 2018. This year, India is hosting the event observed by the United Nations to spread awareness for the protection of our environment. The UN has set a Beat Plastic Pollution as this year's theme. Modi will address the event marking the World Environment Day 2018. For all the latest updates on this, keep reading this space.

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First Published : 05 Jun 2018, 09:39:06 AM