In this article, we will discuss Global Climate Change (India and Climate Change). So, let’s get started.
India and Climate Change
- One of the Largest Emitters: For India, the third-largest carbon emitter after China and the United States, a decisive switch is needed from highly polluting coal and petroleum to cleaner and renewable power sources.
- China has announced carbon neutrality by 2060, Japan and South Korea by 2050, but India is yet to announce a target.
- Global Rankings and Estimates: The HSBC ranks India at the top among 67 nations in climate vulnerability (2018),
- Germanwatch ranks India fifth among 181 nations in terms of climate risks (2020).
- The World Bank has warned that climate change could sharply diminish living conditions for up to 800 million people in South Asia.
- As per the Emissions Gap Report 2020, over the last decade, China, USA, EU27+UK and India combined, have contributed to 55% of the total GHG emissions.