India’s Road to Net-Zero

India’s Road to Net-Zero

Jitendra Bisht and Soumya Singhal: The Diplomat. 26th of November 2021

Following global trends, Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, has committed to Net Zero by 2070. Whilst undoubtedly a step in the right direction, this is 20 years after most European Countries pledge of Net Zero by 2050 and 10 years after Fellow BRIC country China’s 2060 commitment. Indias delayed 2070 Commitment and refusal to back a complete phase-out of coal, favouring a phase-down, reflects their emphasis on ‘Differentiated Responsibilities’ in Climate Change mitigation. This position advocates that developing countries should not be held to the same standards as already industrialised nations. Click the article to read specific challenges that will hinder India from achieving its climate goals and its strategies to reach Net Zero by 2070.

India’s Road to Net-Zero

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