‘India to cut greenhouse gas emission up to 35 percent by 2030’

New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Union minister of state for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said India was committed to cutting down emission of greenhouse gases up to 35 percent by 2030.

“India is a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Unfccc). All parties to Unfcc have been requested to submit their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) towards addressing climate change.

“Accordingly, India has submitted its INDCs which envisages reduction of carbon intensity of its GDP by 33 to 35 percent from 2005 levels by 2030,” the minister said in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha by Rajan Vichare of Shiv Sena and Gutha Sukender Reddy of Congress.

Both leaders had asked whether the government proposes to cut the emission of green house gases up to 35 percent by the year 2030 from the level of 2005.

“INCDs submitted by India envisages that about 40 percent of its cumulative electric power installed capacity shall come from non-fossil fuel based energy sources by 2030. The target will be achieved with the help of transfer of technologies and low cost international finance including the Green Climate Fund (GCF),” he added.

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