India on Thursday announced its much awaited post-2020 'climate action plan' promising to reduce emission intensity by 33-35% by 2030 over the 2005 levels, boost clean energy in electricity generation to 40% while adding carbon sinks — tree and forest cover to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere — amounting to 2.5-3 billion tonnes of CO2.

In keeping with its position that India's development needs cannot be delayed, there is no commitment to a 'peaking year' as to when emissions will be capped and there are no sector specific targets. Instead, India has outlined a plan to reduce emission intensity which is the ratio of greenhouse gases to GDP or emission per unit GDP.

Source: 3 October, 2015, The Economic Times