In its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) submitted to the UNFCCC on Thursday, 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 it "intends to reduce the emissions intensity of its GDP by 33 to 35 percent by 2030 from 2005 level. This commitment is further echoed in India's actions in climate change adaptation with setting up its own National Adaptation Fund."
India said its INDC is fair and ambitious considering that it is attempting to work towards low carbon emission pathway while endeavouring to meet all the developmental challenges.
It said its long-term plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions builds on its Copenhagen pledge of a 20-25 percent intensity reduction by 2020.
Asserting that its development plans will continue to lay a balanced emphasis on economic development and environment, India said the current policy framework also includes a favourable environment for a rapid increase in renewable energy, moving towards low carbon sustainable development pathway and adapting to the impacts of climate change.

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