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G20 Summit: PM Modi Plants Saplings During His Visit to Mangrove Forest with World Leaders in Bali

On the second day of the G-20 meeting hosted by Indonesia, India joined the Mangrove Alliance today, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading the path by planting a sample of the tree in Bali on Wednesday

Ayushi Sikarwar
PM Modi during his visit at Mangrove Forest in Bali, Indonesia
PM Modi during his visit at Mangrove Forest in Bali, Indonesia

"PM Narendra Modi and other G20 leaders visited a mangrove forest in Bali, giving a strong message of coming together to tackle climate change and boost sustainable development. India has also joined the Mangrove Alliance for Climate", the official Twitter handle of PMO tweeted along with several pictures from the event.

According to a tweet from the Ministry of External Affairs' spokesperson Arindam Bagchi, the Prime Minister's attendance shows India's dedication to tackling climate change.

Mangroves are coastal woods that develop in muddy, tide-influenced environments. Numerous tree and plant species found in these forests act as natural barriers against sea level rise and in reducing the effects of storms and cyclones. More carbon emissions are reportedly absorbed by mangroves than by conventional woods.

"As you are aware, mangroves serve as a crucial sanctuary for coastal wildlife, operate as natural barriers against harsh weather, and serve as significant carbon sinks. With one of the greatest biodiversity levels in the world, India's own mangrove cover is noteworthy", told Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra.

We just decided to join the Global Mangrove Alliance, which was established jointly by Indonesia and the United Arab Emiratese, he added.

At the G20 conference in Bali on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi came out against the price ceiling that the developed economies intend to impose on Russian oil starting on December 5. He said that "we must not support any restrictions on the supply of energy."

All G7 nations are G20 members and were present when PM Modi presented evidence against the price cap without mentioning it by name. claiming that because India's economy was "the world's fastest-growing economy," energy security in India was crucial for global growth.

While addressing the session on food and energy security, PM Modi spoke against restrictions on energy supplies in an effort to take up the cause of the developing world, which has been hardest hit by the disruption in the supply of fuel, food, and fertilizers, primarily due to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

"Supply chains around the world are in shambles. Everywhere in the world, there is a shortage of basic goods. Every country's poor residents face a greater struggle. Already, just getting by was difficult for them. They lack the financial resources to handle the double whammy. They don't have the financial resources to deal with it because of the double whammy," he added, highlighting the failure of multilateral organisations like the UN to address these problems.

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