India's Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) targets were posted on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) earlier today as discussed here and here.
Minister Javadekar emphasized that the most important component of India's climate commitment is the emissions intensity reduction target of 33 to 35 percent by 2030 from 2005 level. India clarified that India will achieve the energy intensity reductions based on "India's own program".
"We want to walk our own sustainable development path". The Ministry explained that India will generate its own resources to achieve the targets. Yet, India will also mobilize clean energy finance and technology transfer in the context of the 100 billion dollar pledge by developed countries at Copenhagen. He concluded by saying, "we only have one planet" while evoking Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of the release today.
Summary of INDCs - India Focus
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