India will set emissions reduction target: Javadekar

India’s INDCs will contain an emissions reduction target, as well as a target for reducing energy intensity.

  1. 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.
  2. Chinese President declared that they would launch a nationwide cap-and-trade system to reduce carbon emissions from 2017.
  3. India has to put economic growth before committing itself to cut down emissions, a measure that will slow down the economy.
  4. The climate change debate must lead to a debate on unsustainable consumption and lifestyles such as those of the average American.
Climate Change Negotiations – UNFCCC, COP, Other Conventions and Protocols
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