Published on: November 6, 2021


INDIAS ANNOUNCEMENTS IN GLASGOW NEWS The Prime Minister enhanced India’s existing climate targets and announced a new one during his speech in Glasgow COP 26


  • Achieving net-zero emission status by 2070
  • Reducing emissions intensity and increasing the renewable mix in electricity generation, are already part of India’s official climate action plan, called the Nationally Determined Contributions or NDCs, that has been submitted as part of the requirement under the Paris Agreement.
  • Reduce its ‘emissions intensity’ to 45%
  • Also, India had said it would ensure that at least 50 per cent of its installed capacity of electricity generation in the year 2030 would come through non fossil-fuel based energy sources.
  • Fulfil 50 per cent of its energy requirement through renewable energy by 2030.
  • India’s emissions intensity was 24 per cent below 2005 levels in 2016 itself, the latest year for which official data are available. A 33-35 per cent reduction is expected to be achieved within the next two years.
  • Raising installed capacity of renewable energy, and an absolute reduction of 1 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2030.
  • Ensure that it reduces 1 billion tonnes of emissions from its projected emissions between now and 2030.