India needs to make smooth, viable transition from coal: IPCC report


India needs to make smooth, viable transition from coal: IPCC report

The recent UN’s IPCC report gives India a “huge” opportunity to develop differently and also stresses the need to make smooth and viable transition from coal, two professors, who were part of the technical support unit of the IPCC have said. India could witness deadly heatwaves if the planet’s temperature goes up by two degrees Celsius, according to a report released Monday by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC).

At +2 degrees Celsius warming, Karachi (Pakistan) and Kolkata (India) could expect annual conditions equivalent to their deadly 2015 heatwaves (medium confidence), the report had said.

Priyadarshi Shukla, Co-Chair, IPCC Working Group III (Mitigation) since October 2015 said the global 1.5C ambition is set to shrink available global carbon budget. Read More

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