In an article in RollingStone, the dignitary is seen discussing the woes of climatic change and how badly it is affecting the economies of several countries. Rich and poor countries alike are suffering, but both are rising up to the problem to find a practical, long-term and bio-degradable solution.
Interestingly, he mentions Narendra Modi as a pioneer in promoting the usage of photovoltaic cells for energy conservation and eco-friendly production of electricity. He said:
In poorer countries, where most of the world's people live and most of the growth in energy use is occurring, photovoltaic electricity is not so much displacing carbon-based energy as leapfrogging it altogether. In his first days in office, the government of the newly elected prime minister of India, Narendra Modi (who has authored an e-book on global warming), announced a stunning plan to rely principally upon photovoltaic energy in providing electricity to 400 million Indians who currently do not have it. One of Modi's supporters, S.L. Rao, the former utility regulator of India, added that the industry he once oversaw "has reached a stage where either we change the whole system quickly, or it will collapse."
He also hails the contribution of other "poorer" countries like Bangladesh that are growing as a market for PVs in the world. [Read full article here]