India’s INDCs will contain an emissions reduction target, as well as a target for reducing energy intensity.
- China proposed to peak its emissions around 2030 and increase its share of non-fossil fuels in primary energy consumption to around 20% by the same year as part of its INDCs.
- Chinese President declared that they would launch a nationwide cap-and-trade system to reduce carbon emissions from 2017.
- India has to put economic growth before committing itself to cut down emissions, a measure that will slow down the economy.
- The climate change debate must lead to a debate on unsustainable consumption and lifestyles such as those of the average American.