What are India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) on climate change going to look like? This question has been the subject of much speculation in the past weeks.

 

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday addressed a press conference on India's INDCs.

 

Here are the eight goals:

 

- To put forward and further propagate a healthy and sustainable way of living based on traditions and values of conservation and moderation.

- To adopt a climate friendly and a cleaner path than the one followed hitherto by others at corresponding level of economic development.

- To reduce the emissions intensity of its GDP by 33 to 35 per cent by 2030 from 2005 level.

- To achieve about 40 per cent cumulative electric power installed capacity from non-fossil fuel based energy resources by 2030 with the help of transfer of technology and low cost international finance including from Green Climate Fund (GCF).

- To create an additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent through additional forest and tree cover by 2030.

- To better adapt to climate change by enhancing investments in development programmes in sectors vulnerable to climate change, particularly agriculture, water resources, Himalayan region, coastal regions, health and disaster management.

- To mobilise domestic and new and additional funds from developed countries to implement the above mitigation and adaptation actions in view of the resource required and the resource gap.

- To build capacities, create domestic framework and international architecture for quick diffusion of cutting edge climate technology in India and for joint collaborative R&D for such future technologies.

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