PM Modi in Glasgow:
2nd November 2021 was the second day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Britain visit. PM Modi arrived in Britain to participate in the international climate summit 'COP-26'. PM Modi presented a formal position on India's climate agenda in the meeting, and said, the launch of 'Infrastructure for the Resilient Island States' (IRIS) gives new hope, gives new confidence. It gives the satisfaction of doing something for the most vulnerable countries.
PM Modi said, 'The last few decades have proved that no one is untouched by the wrath of climate change. Whether it is a developed country or a country rich in natural resources, this is a big threat to everyone and in this too, the Small Island Developing States are at greatest risk from climate change. India's space agency ISRO will build a special data window for SIDS and with this, SIDS will continue to get timely information about cyclones, coral-reef monitoring, coast-line monitoring, etc. with the help of satellite.
PM Modi further said, “I consider the launch of IRIS very important. Through IRIS, it will be easy for SIDS to gather technology, financial support, necessary information faster. Promotion of quality infrastructure in small island developing states will benefit both life and livelihood there.”
Earlier on Tuesday, PM Modi said that India will always strengthen every effort made for sustainable development. PM Modi said this after European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen described India as an important partner in tackling climate change. Prime Minister Modi once again met Leyen on the sidelines of the COP26 climate summit here on Monday. European Council President Charles Michel and Leyen met Modi in Rome on Friday on the sidelines of the G20 summit.