Climate Change Negotiations – UNFCCC, COP, Other Conventions and Protocols

India asks rich nations to cut emissions, share carbon space with poor

Prime Minister wants the $100 billion a year plan for assistance from the rich to poor nations by 2020 expedited.

  1. A plan to reduce carbon intensity of growth by 33-35 per cent over 2005 levels.
  2. India will raise the share of non-fossil fuel power to 40 per cent by 2030, to produce 175 GW of renewable power by 2022.
  3. India was the third largest emitter of atmosphere-warming greenhouse gases (7 per cent), after China (25 per cent) and the U.S. (15 per cent).
  4. As per historical terms, India’s contribution to the cumulative stock of gases already in the atmosphere since the industrial revolution is negligible, with America occupying the major share.

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