India is on track to reduce GHGs emission: MoEFCC
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  About the News:
Environment Minister while addressing the international Climate Ambition Summit (fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Agreement) said that
  • India was the only major G20 country that was on track towards keeping to its nationally determined commitments to halt runaway global warming.
  • It had achieved 21% of its emissions intensity reduction target as a proportion of its GDP in line with its pledge to a (33-­35) % reduction by 2030
  • Several assessments by independent agencies have said that we are the only major G20 country compatible with a less than 2°C world.
India’s (NDC) commitment under Paris Climate Deal:

The share of renewables in our energy mix is 37.9% and our tree cover has increased by 15,000 in six years,”


About Paris climate deal:
  • The Paris Agreement, adopted at COP 21 in Paris, on December 12, 2015, constitutes a landmark agreement on climate change that seeks to limit global average temperature rise to well below 2°C above pre­industrial levels and endeavour to limit the increase to 1.5°C.
The agreement, which came into force on November 4, 2016, currently has 188 parties.
  • All parties to it are expected to undertake ambitious efforts to support the agreement’s goals and communicate their related intentions every five years in the form of NDC.
  • However, to achieve these targets are not legally binding but countries need to regularly report about the progress of the targets.
  • Paris Agreement will succeed the Kyoto Protocol by 2020
  • Climate Change Performance Index: The Climate Change Performance Index published by Germanwatch, CAN International and the NewClimate Institute evaluates and compares the climate protection performance of 57 countries and the EU.
  • Global Climate Risk Indexpublished annually by the environmental think tank Germanwatch.