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India recently submitted an updated nationally determined contribution (NDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which includes two short-term commitments.

First, to reduce emissions intensity of its GDP by 45% (from the 2005 level). Second, to attain 50% cumulative installed capacity for power generation from non-fossil sources. India intends to achieve these targets by 2030. India had also announced a net-zero by 2070 target at COP26.

These are bold targets for mitigating climate change. However, considering what is happening globally, are we on track to limit global warming to 1.5°C?

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