Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tributes to father of nation, Mahatma Gandhi, on his 147th birth anniversary at Rajghat, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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India, the world's third biggest carbon emitter, is set to ratify the Paris agreement on climate change Sunday on the birthday of the country's famously ascetic independence leader Mahatma Gandhi.India, with a population of 1.3 billion people, is the latest big polluter to formally sign onto the historic accord which now takes a major step towards becoming reality.With India's move, a total of 62 countries accounting for almost 52 percent of emissions have now ratified the agreement to commit to take action to stem the planet's rising temperatures.India, which accounts for 4.1 percent of global emissions and is the third largest carbon-emitting country, has not agreed to cap or cut its emissions outright like some.
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