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India Imports 82% of Its Oil Needs and Aims to Reach 67% By 2022
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India Imports 82% of Its Oil Needs and Aims to Reach 67% By 2022

The oil and gas industry in India dates back to 1889 when the first oil deposits in the country were discovered near the town of Digboi in the state of Assam. The natural gas industry in India began in the 1960s with the discovery of gas fields in Assam and Maharashtra (Bombay high). As of 31 March 2018, India had estimated crude oil reserves of 594.49 million tonnes (MT) and natural gas reserves of...

The Effects of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine on India’s Climate Policy and Practices
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The Effects of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine on India’s Climate Policy and Practices

Russia’s continuing war on Ukraine has begun to show its ripple effects on India’s fuel and energy markets, with global crude oil prices shooting past the $100 (Rs 7,527) a barrel (159 litres) accentuating the oil crisis in the country— the highest recorded since 2014. As the situation escalates between the two warring countries, the oil...

India: Climate Progress Report
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India: Climate Progress Report

India is the world’s fourth biggest emitter of carbon dioxide after China, the US and the EU. But its huge population means its emissions per capita are much lower than other major world economies. India emitted 1.9 tonnes of CO2 per head of population in 2019, compared with 15.5 tonnes for the US and 12.5...

Climate Justice in India
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Climate Justice in India

HIGHLIGHTS Indigenous peoples in the north-east of India and the “central tribal belt”   NARRATIVE India is a large country with more than 705 ethnic groups called ‘Indigenous Peoples’ and many more ethnic groups yet not officially recognised. These frontline groups are generally marginalised and vulnerable men and women with poor socioeconomic status. The largest...

India: The 2021 Climate Year in Review
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India: The 2021 Climate Year in Review

HIGHLIGHTS A Plan to Increase Private Sector and Foreign Climate Investment An Ambitious Electric Vehicles Policy    A Fast-Paced Transition Pathway to Renewable Energy An Updated Paris Climate Agreement Pledge   NARRATIVE Among several pivotal climate action initiatives in 2021 that India has taken, the noteworthy ones include: A Plan to Increase Private Sector and...

Climate Mitigation Strategic Priorities for India
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Climate Mitigation Strategic Priorities for India

Priorities Greater Policy Coordination Increased Investment A Movement Away from Fossil Fuel Greater Use of Technological Innovation   Narrative During the recently concluded COP 26 meeting in Glasgow, India announced its highly anticipated short term (2030) and long term (2070) country climate pledges, mitigation goals, and strategies. It plans to halve its carbon emissions by...

India Has Collected Climate Data and Incorporated Climate Information Into its National Development Plans Since 1972
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India Has Collected Climate Data and Incorporated Climate Information Into its National Development Plans Since 1972

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard India Country Manager Pooran Chandra PandeyBest Organizational Source: Ministry of Programme Implementation and StatisticsOver the years, climate change data sets have raised the need for India to capture climate emissions data as a part of its overall economic development process. Since 1972 it has collected climate data by...

India Battles Deadly Cyclones, Floods, Glacial Collapse, and Sweltering Heat Waves in 2021
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India Battles Deadly Cyclones, Floods, Glacial Collapse, and Sweltering Heat Waves in 2021

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard India Country Manager Pooran Chandra PandeyWhile the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be the largest public crisis in living memory, 2021 has been marred by another global catastrophe – extreme weather events and climate catastrophes. India has been no exception to the unfolding extreme weather. Swathes of India are...

India Expects to Have 10% of its Energy Sourced to Nuclear Power in 10 Years
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India Expects to Have 10% of its Energy Sourced to Nuclear Power in 10 Years

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard India Country Manager Pooran Chandra PandeyNuclear power is the fifth-largest source of electricity in India after coal, gas, hydroelectricity and wind power. As of November 2020, India has 23 nuclear reactors in operations in 7 nuclear power plants, spread over the country, with a total installed capacity of 7,480 MW, contributing 1.8% of overall energy supply. The overall supply...

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