Finally, India announces peak emission year ahead of Paris COP21

Promising to cut the intensity of its carbon emissions by 33 to 35 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels and make its economy more energy efficient, India finally announced its peak emission year in a climate change policy statement, released ahead of the Conference of Parties (COP-21) summit in Paris in December. India, the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, had earlier resisted setting specific targets to cut emissions.

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