India Leads G20 Pack In Greening Its Economy

India Leads G20 Pack In Greening Its Economy

India is committed to preserving the climate, Modi told the St Petersburg International Economic Forum on June 2 during his visit to Russia, hours after Trump said the US was pulling out of the Paris climate deal.

“We must leave for our future generations a climate wherein they can breathe clean air and have a healthy life,” the Prime Minister said. See: Trump bids goodbye to Paris agreement India has received high ratings for its low greenhouse gas emissions per capita, and very high ratings in the category of energy use per capita in a stocktaking report released on July 3.

It has the G20’s lowest levels of greenhouse gas emissions and energy use per capita, said the Brown to Green Report 2017: the G20 Transition to a Low Carbon Economy. At 25 gigajoules (GJ), India’s energy use per capita is the lowest in the G20. Over the last 14 years, it has shown a growth rate of 2%, but remains far below the G20 average of 91 GJ per capita. (Source: International Energy Agency, 2016)
At 25 gigajoules (GJ), India’s energy use per capita is the lowest in the G20. Over the last 14 years, it has shown a growth rate of 2%, but remains far below the G20 average of 91 GJ per capita. (Source: International Energy Agency, 2016).

The global consortium Climate Transparency coordinated this third annual stocktaking of the G20’s climate efforts. The report, compiled with 13 partners from 11 countries, draws on a wide spectrum of published information in the four main areas of emissions, policy performance, finance and decarbonisation, thus enabling comparison between the 20 countries as they shift from dirty “brown” economies to clean “green” ones.

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