Key Messages

India should clearly articulate its technology and financial requirements to move along a lower carbon intensive trajectory. It is regretted that in spite of enjoying bountiful sunshine, India chose not to harness solar energy in a major way till recently. Germany, despite its northern latitude and fewer sunshine days, is the world leader in solar energy. India should earnestly implement the recently announced ambitious solar mission with required investments and policies. This is vital not only for mitigating carbon emissions, but also for India’s energy security. With proper planning, India could transform into a global manufacturing hub for solar power

Climate policy options in East-west squeeze