Climate Change Facts

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  • Global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of G20 countries are continuing to increase
  • Between 1990 and 2013, the absolute carbon dioxide emissions of G20 countries, which account for three-fourths of global CO2 emissions, went up by 56%
  • To be in line with a 2°C-compatible trajectory by 2035, G20 countries face an investment gap of almost $ 340 billion/year in the power sector
  • The globally averaged concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere reached to 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in 2015 : WMO
  • From 2001-2014, 25% of all accidental deaths in India due to unnatural causes happened as a result of extreme weather events. Most deaths reported were due to lightning (40%), followed by extreme precipitation (24%), heatwave (20%) and cold wave (15%).

 

Recent Data about India:

  • Trends in global CO2 and total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions show that India’s emissions have gone up by 4.7% in 2016
  • For most major GHG emitters in the world, the emission figures have gone down, barring India and Indonesia
  • Nearly 90 percent of the country’s coal-fired power generation capacity is in violation of Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) emission limits notified two years ago.

 

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