Paris Agreement : India’s performance

Positives :
  • India’s installed solar capacity has increased three-fold to 13.4 GegaWatts (GW) since the Paris deal was signed in 2015.
  • Renewable including hydro and wind, has become a sunshine sector for India with the installed capacity of over 58 GW by end of last fiscal, which is among the top five countries in the world.
  • India is on track to meet its target of generating 40% of the energy from renewable sources by 2030 and to meet its target of reducing emission to GDP ratio called emission intensity by 33% by 2030 of the 2005 level. By 2016, the emission intensity reduction recorded was 18%.
Negatives :
  • India’s increasing dependence on coal to meet its energy needs still remains a concern for the global climate community. Around 59% of the total electricity generated in India is powered by coal.

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