Economic Survey MCQ Series- Question 6

Question:

India has submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) to the UNFCCC. Consider the following statements in this regard.

  1. India has committed to reduce the emissions intensity of its GDP by 33-35% of the 2205 level by 2030
  2. India has committed to achieve about 40% of cumulative electric power installed capacity from non fossil fuels by 2030
  3. India has committed to create an additional carbon sink of 2.5-3 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent by 2030
  4. All of the above statements are correct

The answer for yesterday’s question is B

If historical CO2 emissions from 1970 to 2014 are considered, India with 39.0 Gt is way behind the top three emitters – the USA, the EU and China. For example, the USA’s emissions were around six times India’s.

One thought on “Economic Survey MCQ Series- Question 6

  1. crackrbi says:

    Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC)
    INDCs are plans by governments communicated to the UNFCCC regarding the steps they will take to address climate change domestically. As per the COP 19 decision (Warsaw 2013), all Parties were requested to prepare their INDCs and communicate them well in advance of COP 21. Accordingly, India submitted its INDC to the UNFCCC on 2 October 2015. India’s INDC is comprehensive and covers all elements, i.e. adaptation, mitigation, finance, technology and capacity building. It also covers concerns to protect the vulnerable sectors and segments of its society. The principle of equity and CBDR, historical responsibilities and India’s development imperatives and enhanced adaptation requirements have been recurring themes in the INDC document.
    Important points in India’s INDC:
    To reduce the emissions intensity of its GDP by 33 to 35 per cent of the 2005 level by 2030. To achieve about 40 per cent cumulative electric power installed capacity from non-fossil fuel- based energy resources by 2030 with the help of transfer of technology and low cost international finance including from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). To create an additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent (CO2eq.) through additional forest and tree cover by 2030.

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