India targets 2070 for net zero emissions

The Prime Minister of India has announced 2070 as the target for the country to reach net zero emissions at the Conference of the Parties (COP) 26 conference at Glasgow, UK.

India’s other goals include a target to have 50 per cent of its total energy requirements from renewable energy by 2030, reducing one billion tonnes of carbon equivalent of greenhouse gases (GHG) from its projected emissions by 2030, reducing carbon intensity (carbon emission per unit of GDP) by 45 per cent by 2030 from 2005 levels, and increasing the share of renewable energy from the target of 450 GW earlier to 500 GW by 2030.

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