Global Climate Change: Challenges for India
The global climate change is a huge existential threat to the world which requires urgent and immediate actions by the entire international community. India as a signatory to the Paris Agreement has an opportunity of influencing the global efforts when it assumes the presidency of G20 in 2022. India will need to respond to global expectations for enhanced actions while building consensus within G20 for low carbon transitions. As India’s current NDCs are expressed in terms of emissions intensity of GDP, it has the scope of expanding its actions through a long-term low emission development strategy as mandated by the Paris Agreement and push all other members of G20 to follow and prepare such strategies preferably before the Global stock Take (GST) in 2023. The low emission development strategies can become the basis for assessment of the impact of proposed actions on global goal and, to the extent possible, for revision of future NDC targets.