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UNEP: Global Environment Outlook 2019: Key Findings For India



UNEP: Global Environment Outlook 2019: Key Findings For India: Details, Highlights

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has recently released the sixth Global Environment Outlook 2019. 

The Global Environment Outlook 2019 calls decision makers to take immediate action to address environmental issues to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals as well as other Internationally Agreed Environment Goals, such as the Paris Agreement. 

As per the Global Environment Outlook 2019 report, a quarter of all premature deaths and diseases worldwide are due to manmade pollution and environmental damage. The report also notes that greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise.

Key Findings For India

India could save at least $3 trillion (Rs 210 trillion approx.) in healthcare costs if India implements policy initiatives which are consistent with ensuring that the globe didn’t heat up beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius by the turn of the century.

Among India’s commitments under INDC, India is on track to achieve the target of lowering the emission intensity of its GDP by 33-35% compared to 2005 levels by 2030 and increasing the total cumulative electricity generation from fossil-free energy sources to 40% by 2030.

To achieve the goal to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5.deg c, India needs to abandon plans to build new coal-fired power plants.


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