India’s stand in Global Climate CrisisAnisha Mukhija
Climate is changing, why aren’t we?
- India is the 3rd highest CO2 emitter.
- Country’s emission will continue to rise unless actions are taken to reduce them.
- COP26 climate deal.
What’s our take?
- Five-point strategy dubbed the panchamitra at the 26th conference of parties (COP26).
- India’s non-fossil energy capacity will reach 500 gigawatts by 2030.
- By 2030, India will have met 50% of its energy needs with renewable energy.
- From now till 2030, India will lower overall estimated carbon emissions by one billion tonnes.
- By 2030, India’s economy will have reduced its carbon density by less than 45 %.
- By the year 2070, India will achieve the target of Net Zero.
Are we alone in this?
- Emphasis on the necessity of collaboration i.e. we must all walk together.
- Only through collaboration will the world be able to establish a global economy based on clean energy.
- the State department’s recent series on diaspora diplomacy on climate change focused on partnership.
- The virtual event showcased NRDC’ collaboration with the Administrative staff college of India in Telangana.
- Future conversations and alliances, such as, diaspora diplomacy, are important if global warming is to stay below the 1.5-degree C or 2.7-degree F threshold.
- Investing in Green Recovery.