India’s Energy Policies and the Paris Agreement Commitments: Economic Growth and Environmental Constraints

By Tilak K. Doshi and C. S. Krishnadev

As we approach the UN climate body’s Conference of Parties (COP26), to be held in Glasgow in November, the drive by the UN’s climate body to push the world’s major developing countries to adopt increasingly ambitious “decarbonization” policies as part of the Paris Agreement has intensified. U.S. climate envoy John Kerry called on China—the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHGs), by far—to do more. Referring to China’s “staggering amount of fossil fuel use,” China’s Nationally Determined Commitments (NDC) to peak its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2030 under the Paris Agreement and its more recent promise of “carbon neutrality” by 2060 are not enough, according to Kerry.

This article appeared on the RealClear Energy website at https://www.realclearenergy.org/articles/2021/08/25/indias_energy_policies_and_the_paris_agreement_commitments_economic_growth_and_environmental_constraints_791590.html

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