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India Progress On Paris Agreement

The team analyzed the 184 voluntary commitments made by countries under the Paris Agreement and found that nearly 75 percent of the agreement`s total climate commitments “are insufficient to slow climate change,” and some of the world`s largest emitters, such as the United States, China and India, will continue to increase emissions. India`s third NDC commitment is to create an additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent by 2030, through additional forest and tree cover. However, progress has been limited and the country has more work to do to achieve this goal. India is thus making reasonable progress on two of the three most important commitments it made in Paris. The government must correct the trajectory where its policy is bogged down. It must also invest in regular data generation as the absolute minimum required by the UNFCCC in order to validate claims and analyze data to understand underlying trends. However, with the interim target of 175 GW of non-hydro renewables by 2022, the government`s plans appear to be faltering, despite strong initial progress. As part of the initiative, all associated parties are required to report regularly on their emissions and implementation efforts. “There will also be a global inventory every five years to assess collective progress towards the objective of the agreement and to inform other individual actions by the parties,” the UNFCCC website adds. India`s latest key pledge in Paris was the creation of an additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of CO2 by 2030, thanks to additional forest and tree cover. Analysts agreed that progress on the forest target was far from solid. In December 2015, representatives of 196 States Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change met to reach a pioneering agreement to combat climate change and accelerate and scale up actions and investments for a sustainable low-carbon future.

Soon after, it will be the Paris Agreement – a massive global effort to stem the climate and its effects. In total, some 188 parties are currently linked to the agreement. As a developing country, India has several priorities, including sustainable economic growth for millions of its population and reducing air pollution and climate impact for vulnerable communities. As technical, financial and regulatory challenges arise, India has made considerable progress in delivering on its climate commitments. It continues to show the world that the fight against climate change is compatible with economic growth and rising living standards. It is difficult to assess progress towards this target: official emission data reported by India to the UNFCCC will only be available until 2014. In addition, data are only available for selected years (1994, 2000, 2007, 2010 and 2014), excluding the base year 2005. The letter released today with Indian government officials and partners highlights India`s progress in areas such as renewable energy, transport, green buildings and energy. The issue also looks at India`s progress on energy access targets, climate resilient efforts and air pollution reduction. and highlight India`s growing footprint in international cooperation in the fight against climate change. . .

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