Indian PM Modi offers to host UN climate talks in 2028
01 Dec 2023
Narendra Modi speaks with COP28 President Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber during the World Climate Action Summit in Dubai on Friday. AFP
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered on Friday to host the UN's COP33 climate conference in 2028.
Speaking at COP28 talks in Dubai, Modi said every country must fulfil their climate targets and "work in unity."
"Today the entire world is watching us. Mother Earth is looking towards us to protect her future. We have to succeed," he said. "From this platform today, I propose that India will host COP33 in 2028."
Modi has sought to raise India's profile on the world stage as leader of the planet's most populous country, which hosted a G20 summit this year.
The annual UN-hosted negotiations focusing on fighting climate change, known as COPs, rotate among regions and draw tens of thousands of delegates including world leaders and industry chiefs.