Glasgow: India’s solar power capacity has multiplied by 17 to 45,000 MW in the past seven years, India said at the United Nations (UN) Climate Summit here on Sunday. India claimed that it accounts for 17 percent of the world’s population and yet only four percent of its total emissions. India said this during the presentation of its 3rd Updated Biennial Report (BUR) during the XI Exchange of Ideas (FSV) at the COP-26 Climate Summit held here.
The BUR submitted to the United Nations Climate Change Treaty (UNFCCC) in February. India, as a key point of this report, stated that it had achieved a 24% reduction in the intensity of emissions of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the period 2005-14. It has also seen significant growth in its solar program.
JR Bhatt, consultant / scientist in the Ministry of Environment on behalf of India, said that India accounts for 17 percent of the world’s population, but our total emissions are only four percent and annual greenhouse gas emissions current greenhouse (GHG) are only about 5 percent.
Bhatt said: “This shows that India is vulnerable to climate change. India’s solar power capacity has multiplied by 17 in the last seven years. It has now reached 45,000 MW.” At the conference, all parties appreciated the India’s efforts on the BUR and climate, including recent announcements of new measures.