No new coal expansion if India serious about keeping temp rise to 1.5 degrees: Greenpeace


No new coal expansion if India serious about keeping temp rise to 1.5 degrees: Greenpeace

Coal consumption by Indian thermal generators needs to be cut by two thirds within 2030 and to almost zero by 2050 if India has to limit temperature rise to 1.5 degrees said Greenpeace India in a statement.

According to a report released today by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) allowing 2°C rise in global temperature is much more dangerous than thought when the Paris deal was signed in 2016 because the world is closer to critical tipping points than previously thought.

The IPCC report suggests that limiting global warming to 1.5°C instead of 2°C would make a huge difference for the life in oceans and land.

It would protect hundreds of millions of people from frequent extreme heatwaves, halve the proportion of additional populations suffering water scarcity and help achieve sustainable development and poverty eradication goals. Read More

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