Convenient Action: Continuity for Change by Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, was released by Mr. Francois Hollande, President of France at COP21/CMP11 in Paris on 30 November, 2015. The book was released in presence of Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General, the United Nations and about 30 other Heads of States in the audience, during a house full event that was attended by several global leaders and distinguished guests.
The book calls Mr. Narendra Modi’s vision and commitment to the climate change cause and represents a big step forward in the significant efforts which India is taking to implement initiatives and transform itself into a low carbon economy, for making a real positive difference to the global environment. Building a model of positive partnership between people, businesses, scientific community, government and NGOs, Mr. Modi’s proposal calls for delivering clean energy and prosperity through site-dependent initiatives and scaling up efforts to make rapid transformation. Mr. Modi mentions in this book published by LexisNexis India, that, “the Indian civilization has historically been conscious of the need to be in harmony with nature. The roots of this belief are steeped deep in Indian culture, pointed expression of which for respecting nature can be found in several Indian scriptures like the Vedas. The book is only a humble attempt to document initiatives and innovations that we have undertaken and experimented first in the State of Gujarat and now across India that have directly or indirectly but significantly, contributed and will continue to contribute to the adaptation and mitigation of climate change.”
The book launch concurred with the launch of International Solar Alliance an idea conceived by Mr. Narendra Modi and being anchored by India. The Governments of more than 147 Nations are represented during the COP21 conference to discuss a proposed new global agreement on climate change, aimed at reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and thus avoiding the threat of dangerous climate change. During the event, Mr. Modi emphasized on the need for convergence of economy, energy and ecology and to broaden the outlook and vision from Climate Change to Climate Justice - to take care of the concerns of the poor and future generations in the journey towards sustainable development. “When we speak of climate justice, we demonstrate our sensitivity and resolve to secure the future of the poor from the perils of natural disasters," said Mr. Modi.
Expressing their delight, Mr. T J Viljoen, APAC CEO of LexisNexis Legal, said that “LexisNexis is proud to have published this book and the rationale for ‘Climate Ethics to Climate Justice’ concurs with LexisNexis’ broader purpose - which is to advance the Rule of Law,". Mr. Mohan Ramaswamy, Managing Director, LexisNexis India said that, “we are delighted to have published this book and will be making it available globally to enable other nations to learn and benefit from India’s response to Climate Change.”
Mr. Philippe Carillon, President-Director General for LexisNexis Europe, Mid East and Africa, said “We at LexisNexis France are pleased to witness the launch of Convenient Action: Continuity for Change authored by Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, in presence of Mr. François Hollande, President of France, and Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General, United Nations at COP21 today along with several other world leaders,”
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