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India can t achieve 2-degree reduction in global warming by 2030: Report

India will not be able to reduce global warming by 2 degrees Celsius by 2030 as envisaged in the landmark Paris Agreement due to gaps between the projections and the current policies of the government aimed at achieving it, according to a new report. The 2016 Paris Agreement s aim is to strengthen the global response to climate change by restricting the rise in global temperature this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The Brown to Green Report has been compiled by Climate Transparency -- a global partnership of 14 climate research organisations and NGOs from the majority of G20 countries, with many from emerging economies. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) is the country partner for India. The report draws on the latest emissions data from 2017 and covers 80 indicators on decarbonisation, climate policies, finance and vulnerability to the impacts of climate ...

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