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India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution: At a Glance

India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution: At a Glance

India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution: At a Glance

India has submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Some of the salient points of the INDC are:

• To put forward and further propagate a healthy and sustainable way of living based on traditions and values of conservation and moderation.

• To adopt a climate-friendly and a cleaner path than the one followed hitherto by others at corresponding level of economic development.

• To reduce the emissions intensity of its GDP by 33 to 35 per cent by 2030 from 2005 level.

• To achieve about 40 per cent cumulative electric power installed capacity from non-fossil fuel based energy resources by 2030, with the help of transfer of technology and low cost international finance, including from Green Climate Fund.

• To create an additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent through additional forest and tree cover by 2030.

• To better adapt to climate change by enhancing investments in development programmes in sectors vulnerable to climate change, particularly agriculture, water resources, Himalayan region, coastal regions, health and disaster management.

• To mobilize domestic and new and additional funds from developed countries to implement the above mitigation and adaptation actions in view of the resource required and the resource gap.

• To build capacities, create domestic framework and international architecture for quick diffusion of cutting edge climate technology in India and for joint collaborative R&D for such future technologies.

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