‘India is on track to reduce emissions’:– Paris Climate deal was proposed in 2015 and came into force in 2016. Countries were asked to provide their voluntary targets aka INDC’s.
What were India’s INDC’s :-
In its INDC, India has pledged to improve the emissions intensity of its GDP by 33 to 35 per cent by 2030 below 2005 levels.
It has also pledged to increase the share of non-fossil fuels-based electricity to 40 per cent by 2030.
It has agreed to enhance its forest cover which will absorb 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2, the main gas responsible for global warming) by 2030.
India has also reiterated its need for international finance and technology support to meet its climate goals. In this regard, it has said it would require at least US $ 2.5 trillion (at 2014-15 prices) to meet its climate change actions between now and 2030.
Now What has been the Success of India in the First 6 years :-
- India has already achieved 21% of our emissions intensity target,
- the share of renewables in our energy mix is 37.9% and
- our tree cover has increased by 15,000 sq.km. in six years,”
- Several assessments by independent agencies have said that we are the only major G20 country compatible with a less than 2°C world.”