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Not just adaptation

India's climate mitigation needs fast-tracking

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The findings of the Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment Cycle (also called Assessment Report, or AR6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) contained a few surprises for India. Although the country accounts for less than 5 per cent of historical greenhouse gas emissions and less than half the global average of per capita emissions, Indian scientists who were part of the IPCC warned the country faced the highest risk from the impact of climate change — from heat waves and cyclones to urban and rural displacement. The impacts are already being felt in melting glaciers in the

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First Published: Mar 21 2023 | 10:53 PM IST

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