India vows to cut carbon intensity upto 35 pct by 2030

New Delhi, Oct.2 (ANI): India has pledged to curb its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 35 per cent by 2030. Unveiling the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution, (INDC) document here on Friday, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar said the goal is to reduce emissions intensity by 33 to 35 percent from the 2005 level. He said India’s per capita emissions in 2030 shall be lower than the current global average.

Javadekar said they are aiming to achieve 40 per cent of electric power installed base capacity from non-fossil fuel by 2030.

On climate change, he said India is not a part of the problem, but a part of the solution. Laying out the national circumstances and challenges with regard to climate change, Javadekar said poverty eradication and sustainable growth are India’s priorities.

Mentioning that India’s share in global carbon emissions is just 5.7 per capita, he said it has been decided to formulate a 15-year-plan to contribute towards global action against climate change. (ANI)

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