With rising importance of sustainable development and climate change, India is to set emission reduction targets. India is set to revise its Intended Nationally Determined contributions(INDCs).
The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Mr. Prakash Javadekar said: India’s INDCs will be focusing on emission reduction target as well as a target for reducing energy intensity.
He further said that India’s targets will not be like of China’s as India is still a developing nation and it needs to cater to the demand of energy for growth.India needs to place it economic growth ahead before committing itself to cut down the emissions which will have the adverse effect on Indian economy.
He went on to say that India ‘s cumulative emission is only 3%, compared with western countries like the USA where emissions are much higher, because of a certain lifestyle. Mr. Javadekar added that India is taking all necessary steps to counter rising sea level and forest destruction.
In the backdrop of recently concluded meet between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US president Barack Obama, which mainly focused on sustainable development and risks of climate change, India has committed itself to cut down its emissions to challenge the growing risk of climate change and global warming.
On September 25th, United Nations Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) have been adopted by the member nations which is seventeen in number.
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