In its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) last night, India announced that it aims at achieving around 40 percent cumulative electric power installed capacity from non-fossil fuel-based energy resources by 2030.
    
In the 38-page document, India said that it would need, as per preliminary estimates, around USD 206 billion between 2015 and 2030 for implementing adaptation actions in agriculture, forestry, fisheries infrastructure, water resources and ecosystems.

Noting that mitigation requirements are even more enormous for the country, India referred to an estimate given by NITI Aayog saying that the mitigation activities for moderate low carbon development would cost around USD 834 billion till 2030.
    
"Keeping in view its development agenda, particularly the eradication of poverty coupled with its commitment to following the low carbon path to progress and being sanguine about the unencumbered availability of clean technologies and financial resource from around the world, India hereby communicates its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) in response to COP decisions for the period 2021 to 2030: To put forward and further propagate a healthy and sustainable way of living based on traditions and values of conservation and moderation,” the document, uploaded on the UNFCC website last night, said.
    
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar is scheduled to announce the action plan to fight adverse effects of climate change today, coinciding with the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris is scheduled to be held from November 30 to December 11 this year.

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