Environmentalists have welcomed the INDCs submitted by the Narendra Modi government to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) called the Indian INDC “fair”, and its renewable and forestry targets “ambitious”. “India’s INDC is fair and is quite ambitious, specifically on renewable energy and forestry,” said Sunita Narain, director general, CSE. Her colleague Chandra Bhushan said: “India’s INDC reflects its development challenges, aspirations of large numbers of poor people and the realities of climate change.”

Krishnan Pallassana, India Director, The Climate Group, said: “The much anticipated India INDC underlines actions already in place which focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency. We welcome the commitment made to reduce emission intensity of its GDP by 33-35% by 2030, and the signals the India Government is sending about its support for the international process and its confidence in a deal at Conference of Parties (CoP).”

Source: 3 October, 2015, The Tribune