The Road From Paris: India's Progress Towards Its Climate Pledge

Issue Brief
September 24, 2020

India is on track to meet its Paris Agreement targets – to reduce emissions by 33% to 35% of its gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030 from 2005 levels and achieve 40% of installed power capacity from non-fossil fuels by 2030. With solar and wind energy at the heart of India’s climate goals, the country aims to install an ambitious 175 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy by 2022 and 450 GW by 2030 – 20% more than India’s current electricity grid capacity. India is halfway toward meeting its 175 GW by 2022 goal, with renewables reaching 88 GW, representing 23.5% of India’s total installed capacity. Even with the COVID-19 economic downturn, India remains committed to achieving its nationally determined contributions (NDC).