Indian PM Modi leaves New York, concludes his tour of the US

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 05:50 GMT, Sep 29, 2015 |

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi departed from New York on Monday (September 28) evening, concluding his seven-day visit to the United States where he attended the 70th United Nations General Assembly meet.

On his last day in the US, Modi held bilateral talks with the US President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameroon and French President Hollande, in New York.

Among the highlights of his visit was his address to the UN General Assembly where he called for global poverty eradication for sustainable progress and promised India’s commitment to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN to be achieved by 2030.

The ambitious agenda addresses issues from education to climate justice.

Modi talked about environmental conservation and the need of adopting renewable energy with several world leaders during the course of his visit.

India’s nationally determined contributions to mitigate climate change are likely to be unveiled on October 02 and will promote renewable energy, enhanced energy efficiency, less carbon intensive urban centres, green transport and abatement of pollution.

In India, the climate action plan include, not just an ambitious goal to add 175 gigawatt of renewable energy by 2022, but also a development strategy that will enable the country to transition to a more sustainable energy mix.