Perspective: India's Climate Targets | 04 August, 2022

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In this episode of the Perspective Prog. Based on ‘India’s Climate Targets’. Union Cabinet has approved India’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution to be communicated to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The updated NDC seeks to enhance India’s contributions towards achievement of the strengthening of global response to the threat of climate change, as agreed under the Paris Agreement. This update translates the ‘Panchamrit’ or five-point agenda announced by PM Modi at COP26 into enhanced climate targets. According to the updated NDC, India now stands committed to reducing emissions intensity of its GDP by 45 per cent by 2030, from 2005 level, and achieving about 50 per cent cumulative electric power installed capacity from non-fossil fuel-based energy resources by 2030. It will help India usher in low emissions growth pathways and protect the interests of the country and safeguard its future development needs based on the principles and provisions of the UNFCCC. So how will all these targets be achieved and what is the significance of these commitments in the ongoing battle against climate change.

1. Urmi Goswami, Senior Journalist
2. Prof. C. K. Varshney, Environmentalist & Former Dean, School of Environmental Sciences, JNU
3. Dr. Vaibhav Chaturvedi, Policy Expert, Council on Energy, Environment & Water, CEEW

Anchor: Vishal Dahiya
Producer: Sagheer Ahmad

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