India’s renewable energy programme of 450 GW (largest in the world)
India is participating the Madrid climate talks and will work to protect its long-term development interests. COP-25 is an important conference on climate change as countries prepare to move from pre-2020 period under the Kyoto Protocol to post-2020 period under the Paris Agreement. India’s approach is based on the principles and provisions of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and Paris Agreement, particularly the principles of Equity and Common But Differentiated Responsibilities and Respective Capability (CBDR-RC). In September, during the Climate Action Summit convened by the UN secretary-general, India announced its plan to scale up its renewable energy target to 450 GW and called for responsible action by all on the principles of equity and CBDR-RC. It has also emphasized that developed countries should take lead in taking ambitious actions and fulfill their climate finance commitments of mobilizing USD 100 billion per annum by 2020.