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India and net zero

  Nov 21, 2021

India and net zero

Q Why is it in News ?

A The recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change made it clear that limiting the increase in the world’s average temperature from pre-industrial levels to those agreed in the Paris Agreement requires global cumulative emissions of carbon dioxide to be capped at the global carbon budget.

Q Why reaching net zero by itself is irrelevant to forestalling dangerous warming ?

Q What are Issues with ‘net zero’ target ?

Q What are Suggestions for India ?

Q What can be Way Forward ?

A Without restriction of their future cumulative emissions by the big emitters, to their fair share of the global carbon budget, and the corresponding temperature target that they correspond to made clear, India cannot sign on to net zero.