India to hit key climate goal a decade in advance

Dec 11, 2018, 7:27 AM EST
(Source: Land Rover Our Planet/flickr)
(Source: Land Rover Our Planet/flickr)

Unsettling reports of countries faltering on their climate targets are more or less order of the day in our fossil fuel-obsessed economy. However, hope sprouts from the crevices unexpected of having any bright spots.

India, one of the world’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, is one such example, as it looks set to meet its ambition of 40 percent non-fossil fuel electric power capacity by 2030, a decade in advance of its self-imposed deadline, notes Green Matters.

According to the U.S.-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, India has already slashed the emissions intensity of its GDP by 21 percent compared to 2005 levels, thus cruising to another target agreed under the 2015 Paris accord, reports The Telegraph.