“By 2070, India will reach the target of net zero carbon emissions,” he said in a speech after the opening of the COP26 World Climate Conference in the UK.
The announcement of new climate targets for India, the world’s fourth largest emitter of greenhouse gases after the European Union, was eagerly awaited.
There are other objectives aimed at combating global warming. Modi mentioned.
India will increase its “fossil energy capacity” from 50 gigawatts to 500 gigawatts by 2030 and ensure 50% of its energy needs through renewable sources in the same year.
“India will reduce the carbon intensity of its economy by 45% by 2030,” Modi added, adding that by 2005 the initial pledges to reduce its CO2 emissions to GDP-to-GDP ratio will increase by 10 percentage points.
The Paris Agreement at the end of COP21 in 2015 marked the “balancing” of greenhouse gas emissions and the absorption of “second half of the century”.
Under UN pressure, more and more countries are committing to carbon neutrality, most by 2050 and some by 2060 or 2045.
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