COP26 : Glasgow Declaration on Zero Emission Cars and Vans – UPSC GS3

What is the Glasgow Declaration on Zero Emission Cars and Vans?
  • The declaration promises to work towards ensuring that only zero-emission cars and vans are sold by the year 2040.
  • However, this timeline is meant mainly for the developed country signatories and is not a legally-binding commitment.
  • Emerging markets like India have only promised to work intensely towards accelerated proliferation and adoption of zero-emission vehicles.
What is the significance of this declaration?
  • Road transport accounts for about 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Hence, significant reductions from this sector is considered essential to meeting the goal of keeping global temperature rise within 2 degrees Celsius from pre-industrial levels.
India’s Target to Transition to Electric Vehicles
India has set a target to transition 30% of passenger cars and 70% of commercial vehicles to electric vehicles by 2030.
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