The underlying drivers of changes in the greenhouse gas emissions over time in India are investigated using several complementary approaches. Emission projections are developed based on India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions and compared with a range of emission scenarios. Projections show continued economic growth that leads to rising energy use, with per capita emissions possibly increasing by 40% by 2030, although new technologies may reduce energy consumption and emissions growth. To slow down emissions’ growth further will require strong decarbonisation of the energy sector.
- Year: 2020
- Journal: Economic and Political Weekly
- Language: English
- Volume: 55
- Issue: 15
- Issn: 0012-9976
- Publisher: Economic and Political Weekly