India is apparently ready to announce carbon emissions reduction targets a few days before the opening of the UN climate conference next week, writes Reuters.
The news agency has obtained provisional figures showing that the Indian government thinks it is possible to cut its carbon intensity by 24 percent in 2020. By 2030, India estimates it could achieve a reduction in carbon emissions by 37 percent from 2005 levels.
According to Reuters’ government sources, India’s Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh will announce the target – or a range of targets – in Parliament on Thursday. This means that apparently India – the fourth largest greenhouse gas emitter in the world – will follow the two top emitters, US and China, and not arrive at the UN climate conference empty-handed.