India Unveils Long-Term Plan to Achieve Net Zero at COP27

What’s New in India’s Climate Change Strategy?

  • Last August, India updated its NDC with two major climate goals:
  • Reduce the intensity of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) emissions by 45% from 2005 levels by 2030.
    By 2030, non-fossil fuel-based energy resources should account for approximately half of total installed electric power capacity.
  • It met its goal of generating 40% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2021.

Focus Areas of India’s Net Zero Strategy

India’s long-term low-carbon strategy is based on four key considerations.

  • The country has contributed little to global warming, as shown in the chart.
India emissions global contribution

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