India announced its net-zero target for the year 2070. Long-term projection models are expected to play an important role in developing India’s strategies to achieve this target. However, developing such long-term strategies is a very complex and challenging task because of the uncertainties involved in looking at such long-time horizons.
We put forth some of the questions related to net-zero goals and scenarios that came up while updating our model (the Sustainable Alternative Futures for India, or SAFARI) and our attempts at answering them. We also present often under-discussed points for debate and scrutiny.
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