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'India third largest greenhouse gas emitter'

PTI  Delhi, August 03, 2011
First Published: 21:35 IST(3/8/2011) | Last Updated: 21:37 IST(3/8/2011)

India is the third largest greenhouse gas emitter with its contribution standing at 5.3% behind countries like China and the USA, the Government said in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

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"As per current information available, the countries which are the largest contributor, in percentage term regarding greenhouse gas emissions are China 19.5%, USA 19.2%, India 5.3%, Russia 5.1%, Japan 3.6% and Germany 2.6%," environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan said.

In her written reply to CPI-M MP Susmita Bauri, Natarajan said the Government has taken steps to reduce the carbon emission intensity.

"India will endeavour to reduce emissions intensity of GDP by 20 to 25% in comparison to the 2005 level," she said narrating the programmes initiated by the Government to cut the emission.


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