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NEW DELHI:The Union Environment Ministry on Thursday night submitted the country’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) in the run up to the Paris climate summit in December, which lays out the country’s blueprint for tackling climate change.The submission, made to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at Bonn, Germany, sets an ambitious target of lowering carbon emissions intensity of the GDP by 33-35 per cent by 2030 from 2005 levels.While releasing the INDCs in Delhi on Friday, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar noted that in comparison to developed nations, India’s INDCs were fairly ambitious for a developing nation. Listing out the eight ambitious goals set in order to tackle climate change, he said these goals will guide the way for India to develop a low carbon economy.The Minister also clarified that being a developing nation, India’s carbon emissions will continue to increase in the coming years in absolute terms, but what is sought to be achieved is reduction of carbon emissions as a proportion of the GDP, by adopting a cleaner path to economic growth.
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