India’s CO2 emissions forecast to increase by 6.3% this year

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India emitted 2,299 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2018, a 4.8% rise from last year, according to a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Background:

India’s per capita emissions were about 40% of the global average and contributed 7% to the global carbon dioxide burden. The United States, the largest emitter, was responsible for 14%. The United States had the largest increase in oil and gas demand worldwide.

Highlights:

  • India’s energy intensity improvement declined 3% from last year even as its renewable energy installations increased 10.6% from last year.
  •  India’s emissions growth this year was higher than that of the United States and China.
  • China, the United States, and India together accounted for nearly 70% of the rise in energy demand.
  • India will reduce the emissions intensity of its economy by 2030, compared to 2005 levels.
  • India has  committed to having 40% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030 and, as part of this, install 100 GW of solar power by 2022.

About International Energy Agency :

  • The International Energy Agency is a Paris-based autonomous intergovernmental organization established in the framework of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in 1974 in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis.
  • It works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 30 member countries and beyond. Our mission is guided by four main areas of focus: energy security, economic development, environmental awareness and engagement worldwide.

Source:The Hindu

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