Cabinet approves India’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution

India’s revised Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) has been granted by the Union Cabinet’s approval for submission to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The revised NDC aims to increase India’s contributions to the Paris Agreement’s goal of strengthening the international response to the threat of climate change. Such a move will also assist India in establishing growth routes with minimal emissions. Based on the UNFCCC’s guiding principles and provisions, it would defend the nation’s interests and future development needs.

The NDC aims to put forward and further disseminate a healthy and sustainable way of life based on traditions and values of conservation and moderation. It especially takes into account a mass movement for “LIFE”- “Lifestyle for Environment” as a cornerstone for addressing climate change.  The decision on upgraded NDCs illustrates India’s highest-level commitment to decoupling economic growth from greenhouse gas emissions.India has now committed to lower its GDP’s emissions intensity by 45 percent by financial year 2030.

India’s updated NDC was created after careful consideration of nation’’s circumstances. It also took into consideration common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities (CBDR-RC). India’s updated NDC also reinforces the country’s commitment for working toward a low-carbon emission pathway while pursuing sustainable development goals.

 

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