India to table on Friday its climate action plan for 2030

  • Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 02, 2015 00:54 IST
India on Friday will declare its climate action plan for 2030. (HT File Photo)

India on Friday will declare its climate action plan for 2030 which is likely to put the country on the path of sustainable growth. India’s ‘Intended Nationally Determined Contributions’ (INDC) plan comes a day after the deadline to submit the plan, which would be part of climate agreement to be agreed in Paris this winter.

India’s INDCs will have carbon intensity target for the GDP. In addition, India will also declare its renewable energy target, energy efficiency goal and more on sustainable development if the developed nations provide money for building capacity to meet challenges of global warming and technology transfer.

The clean India plan will be released on October 2, Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, when the government will celebrate Swachh Bharat campaign.

The INDCs will also have a message from Gandhi saying that “earth has enough resources to meet people’s need, but will never have enough to satisfy people’s greed” and would seek the Paris climate treaty to be a “global architecture” based on climate justice and equity.

Indian INDCs are expected to focus on the renewable energy front where the government is likely to state that green power including nuclear and hydro will contribute about 40-45% of country’s electricity mix by 2030, sources said.

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