India only country among G20 nations to meet climate change mitigation commitments

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KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • India has promised to reduce its emissions by 33-35 per cent and take action on energy, waste, transport and other sectors. 
  • The climate action tracker has put China in the ‘highly sufficient category’ despite its promise to become carbon neutral by 2060

New Delhi: India is the only country among G-20 nations that is on track to meet its climate change mitigation commitments of 2 degrees Celcius under the 2015 Paris Agreement, said a report released by a coalition of 14 global thinktanks including TERI.

The development was flagged by Climate Transparency which examined the efforts of countries to combat climate change among the G20 nations.

According to the Climate Transparency report (CT) 2020 released on Wednesday, India’s actions on climate targets set under 2015 Paris Agreement makes it compatible to achieve curbs on global warming by 2 degrees Celsius. 

The climate action tracker has put China in the ‘highly sufficient category’ despite its promise to become carbon neutral by 2060, according to a report in Times of India. 

The CT report said that India has promised to reduce its emissions by 33-35 per cent and take action on energy, waste, transport and other sectors. 

It also said that India could be on the path of becoming a ‘global leader’ if it doesn’t construct new coal fires power stations and phase out the use of coal by 2040.

India’s renewable energy targets have become an example for others to follow. TERI Director General Ajay Mathur the country has been able to reduce carbon emissions thanks to power generation through renewable means.  

“India is the only country which is on track consistent to move the world to a 2-degree Celsius warming figure, though not a 1.5-degree warming future,” the Times of India report quoted TERI Director General Ajay Mathur as saying.  

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