India's climate policy is about pursuing intent with action

29 Apr 2023

India's position in the global climate change debate is unique. While the background conditions-the low levels of historical and per-capita emissions and urgent developmental priorities-that inform India’s negotiating position remain unchanged, India as a nation has come a long way in the global negotiations starting from its position as a mere spectator to a climate leader, enhancing its national commitments to be in line with the climate action targets set during the Paris Agreement. Presently, the climate debate in India has become complex and multi-faceted in nature. For example, the nation has set ambitious renewable energy targets to be mainstreamed in the economy by the next decade. Through multi-stakeholder engagements, enhanced parliamentary sessions and debates, greater media coverage, business perspectives, civil society and philanthropy engagements etc., India's climate policy has an urgency factor to it.

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