Union Cabinet Approves India's INDC Document at COP21

Published: 22nd December 2015 11:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd December 2015 11:28 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Days after India submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) before COP21, the Union Cabinet today gave its ex post-facto approval to the document.          

INDCs were voluntary pledges that countries made to cut carbon pollution at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Paris from November 30 to December 12.   

In its INDC submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), India had announced that it aims at achieving around 40 per cent cumulative electric power installed capacity from non-fossil fuel-based energy resources by 2030.        

India in its INDC also pledged to create an additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent through additional forest and tree cover by 2030.   


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