Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that if the world helps him with technology, he will be the first person to “switch over to clean energy completely”.
The Prime Minister discussed India’s position and vision to help fight climate change with American TV talk show host David Letterman in a documentary series ‘Years of Living Dangerously’.
The show will go on air on National Geographic channel on Saturday, and Letterman’s episode will be with Modi.
“If the world helps me with technology, helps me with resources, I will be the very first person to switch over to clean energy completely,” Modi said in a special behind-the-scenes video for the show.
The series investigates both the global and individual devastation wrought by the world’s most catastrophic issue of climate change. It also features popular celebrity hosts such as Harrison Ford and Matt Damon.
In the first episode, Letterman will also meet other key government officials, besides travelling to villages where 300 million people live without power, to understand if India will continue to use fossils fuels like coal to supply energy, or will it be able to lead the way with renewable energy.
After conducting the interview, Letterman said, “I don’t know what that was, but thank you. It’s one of those things that I would like to do again. I was hoping he would ask me to sleep over. I have nothing but questions for this man.”