Key Messages

India’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are 2.5 GtCO2 per year, which is very low compared to the highest emitting countries, such as the United States (10 GtCO2 per year) and China (5 GtCO2 per year). However, it is commendable that at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) held recently in Glasgow, India set ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions from its energy sector. This indicates that India recognises the severity and scale of potential climate change challenges from a future perspective. It is hoped that India’s decisions will motivate high-polluting developed countries to take more impactful measures.

Power Sector Commitments at COP26 – How To Achieve Them