India unveils climate target to cut carbon intensity

India pledges 33-35 pct cut in carbon intensity by 2030 from 2005 levels.

  1. No “peak emissions” target or carbon market pledges and coal set to be dominating power sector in future.
  2. It would target 40 per cent cumulative installed power capacity from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030. 
  3. China, the world’s biggest emitter, pledged to reduce its carbon intensity by 60-65 per cent by 2030, by carbon trading.
  4. India did not give a commitment in its submission to establishing carbon trading. 
  5. India need to spend around $206 billion between 2015 and 2030 for actions in agriculture, forestry, infrastructure, ecosystems etc.
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