“This is an important milestone,” said India’s environment minister Bhupender Yadav at a COP27 event marking the report’s launch. “Once again India has demonstrated that it walks the talk on climate change.”
India yesterday presented its Long-Term Low Emissions and Development Strategy report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at the 27th Conference of Parties summit in Egypt, laying out the steps it plans to take to achieve net zero by 2070. In a phased manner, India plans to shift to cleaner fuels and slash household consumption.
India’s LT-LEDS focusses on six key areas to reduce net emission: electricity, urbanisation, transport, forests, finance and industry.
India has proposed increasing the use of biofuels, particularly ethanol blending in petrol, boosting the number of electric, public transport network expansion and using more green hydrogen fuel, an official release said.
Yadav said the country could not have a situation where the energy security of developing countries is ignored in the name of urgent mitigation.
The focus will be on the rational utilisation of national resources with due regard to energy security. The transitions from fossil fuels will be undertaken in a just, smooth, sustainable and all-inclusive manner.
The National Hydrogen Mission launched in 2021 aims to make India a green hydrogen hub. The rapid expansion of green hydrogen production, increasing electrolyser manufacturing capacity in the country, and three-fold increase in nuclear capacity by 2032 are some of the other milestones that are envisaged alongside overall development of the power sector.
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