Will India attain its forestry NDC target of achieving 2.5–3 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent through additional forest and tree cover by 2030?
India's performance on achieving its NDC has been progressive and impressive. To achieve the additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tonne, India needs to almost double its forest cover. A holistic approach with balanced political, financial, legal and institutional efforts are much needed. It needs to sustain the momentum of increasing its energy efficiency along with a high rate of afforestation to achieve the 2030 NDC targets. This target should be taken as an opportunity where all the related activities contributing to it will enhance ecological security, improvement of vast open forest of the country as well.