India is Ground Zero for Tackling Climate Change
Even if the Western world meets Paris Accord targets, India’s growing economy could offset all that could be gained. How can India address its climate risks without sacrificing growth?
India needs both capital and solutions. NOW!
If India achieves China’s per capita emission levels, world GHG emissions are expected to be at 63 bn tCO2e in 2030; nearly 8 bn tCO2e higher than the target specified in the NDCs (5).
Without adequate investments in cleaner sources of energy, India is likely to blow a big hole in the 55 billion tons emissions target by 2030 (based on National Plans).