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India is vulnerable to climate change, should join the race to net zero

If rises to challenge, it can serve as a model for other developing countries

Photo: Bloomberg

Photo: Bloomberg

The Editors | Bloomberg Opinion
The Biden administration is soon expected to formally commit the United States to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by the middle of this century. When it does, nine of the world’s 10 largest economies will have made that pledge or something like it. The lone holdout--India--should do the same.

Unlike many other governments, India’s has generally preferred to under-promise and over-deliver on its climate pledges. The country is on track to meet its previously declared targets of generating 40 per cent of its power from renewable sources and reducing carbon emitted per unit of output 33 per cent to 35 per

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First Published: Apr 05 2021 | 11:16 AM IST

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