India has submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) to the UNFCCC. Consider the following statements in this regard.
- India has committed to reduce the emissions intensity of its GDP by 33-35% of the 2205 level by 2030
- India has committed to achieve about 40% of cumulative electric power installed capacity from non fossil fuels by 2030
- India has committed to create an additional carbon sink of 2.5-3 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent by 2030
- 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.