India, March 6 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India is set to achieve its targets under the Paris climate agreement well before the deadline while emphasising that behavioural change was the most powerful way to fight climate change.

"Friends, it would make you all happy that over the last seven years India's forest cover has grown significantly. The population of lions, tigers, leopards and waterfalls have grown. These are great indicators of positive behavioural changes. It is this changes that convince us that India is well on track to achieve its Paris Agreement targets well before the target date of 2030," Modi said at the virtual event CERAWeek 2021, an annual energy conference organised by IHS Markit.

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