14 May '11, 2pm

India's Low Carbon Growth Strategies Report Shies Away from Demanding Aggressive Climate Action

This week, the Planning Commission of India released a long-awaited interim report of a government-appointed expert panel on low carbon strategies for inclusive growth. The report indicates that with aggressive action, including new policies and technologies, India can achieve both 8% economic growth through the year 2020, as well as a reduction of emissions intensity by nearly 35%. This is consistent with the Indian government’s commitment to incorporating climate mitigation into its economic growth model. Unfortunately, the report falls short of advocating for the most aggressive scenario and increased action by the government to achieve the maximum reduction. The panel, chaired by former Planning Commission Member Dr. Kirit Parikh , was constituted in January 2010 by the Prime Minister’s Office to study how India could meet its Copenhagen commitments . Its findings are ...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/sreddy/indias_low_carbo...

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