India urges other countries to cut down per capita emissions by 2030
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India urges other countries to cut down per capita emissions by 2030

India has emerged with a proposal for UN-backed countries, which are committed to net-zero carbon emissions or carbon neutrality by mid-century to bring down their per capita emissions to the global average by 2030.

India made this proposal on Friday, the final day of the G20 climate change and energy ministerial meeting in Naples and even forced the participants to list down the points in the Presidency statement. Per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) emission of India is about 1.96-tonne carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e). This emission is less than the world's one-third per capita GHG emission of 6.55 tCO2e.

Some rich nations have already taken most of the carbon space for the developmental needs of the country due to huge emissions in the past, the India's delegations said that some countries pledge to achieve net-zero GHG emissions or carbon neutrality by mid-century, it may not be appropriate given the fast depletion of the available carbon space.

Therefore, looking at the legitimate need of the developing countries to grow, G20 countries should be committed to bringing down per capita emissions to the global average by 2030, the Indian delegation said in a statement led by the Ministry of Environment, Bhupender Yadav, while concluding the G20 ministerial meeting. The ministers of the G20 meeting also agreed to add India's point in the Presidency statement.

India's remark found to be significant when the UN climate body is forcing nations to commit higher emission targets to achieve the goal of the Paris Agreement, to keep the average global temperature below two degrees Celcius by the end of the century, and try to keep the temperature around 1.5 degrees over the pre-industrial level.

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India has emerged with a proposal for UN-backed countries, which are committed to net-zero carbon emissions or carbon neutrality by mid-century to bring down their per capita emissions to the global average by 2030. India made this proposal on Friday, the final day of the G20 climate change and energy ministerial meeting in Naples and even forced the participants to list down the points in the Presidency statement. Per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) emission of India is about 1.96-tonne carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e). This emission is less than the world's one-third per capita GHG emission of 6.55 tCO2e. Some rich nations have already taken most of the carbon space for the developmental needs of the country due to huge emissions in the past, the India's delegations said that some countries pledge to achieve net-zero GHG emissions or carbon neutrality by mid-century, it may not be appropriate given the fast depletion of the available carbon space. Therefore, looking at the legitimate need of the developing countries to grow, G20 countries should be committed to bringing down per capita emissions to the global average by 2030, the Indian delegation said in a statement led by the Ministry of Environment, Bhupender Yadav, while concluding the G20 ministerial meeting. The ministers of the G20 meeting also agreed to add India's point in the Presidency statement. India's remark found to be significant when the UN climate body is forcing nations to commit higher emission targets to achieve the goal of the Paris Agreement, to keep the average global temperature below two degrees Celcius by the end of the century, and try to keep the temperature around 1.5 degrees over the pre-industrial level. Image Source Also read: Microsoft’s cloud platform to help companies measure carbon emissions

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