By 2030 India initiates 33-35 % GHGs emission cut [ Current Affairs ]


About Greenhouse Gases (GHGs): It is a gas in the atmosphere that absorbs and releases energy within the thermal infrared region. This gas is the primary cause for greenhouse effect. This gas includes water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone present in atmosphere.

About the GHGs emission cut:

  • The Indian government has taken few initiative steps to reduce the greenhouse gases activity in the environment.
  • This will lead to a decrease in the temperature of earth which will simultaneously have the chances of reduction in greenhouse effect.

About the initiatives taken by government by 2030:

  • India has taken a step to reduce GHGs emissions intensity of its GDP by 33 - 35 % compared to 2005 by the year 2030.
  • This initiative was announced by the Union government Minister Prakash Javdekar in New Delhi.
  • The government has also given a Nationally Determined Contribution to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
  • The government planned to increase the renewable energy capacity up to 40 % by 2030 to achieve the target.
  • The 40 % of country’s electricity necessity will be through non - fossil sources.
  • There is also increase in tree plantation across the country to create an additional carbon source of 2.5 - 3 billion tones.
  • Lastly there is about 2.5 trillion dollars in addition to a number of clean technologies to meet these targets and measures for adaptation in climate change.

- Published on: October 2, 2015