India needs to make smooth, viable transition from coal: Experts (Business Standard)
A recent report by the UN's IPCC gives India a "huge" opportunity to develop differently and also stresses on the need to make the smooth and viable transition from coal, two professors, who were part of the technical support unit of the IPCC, have said.
According to the report released by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC), India could witness deadly heatwaves if the planet's temperature goes up by two degrees Celsius.
At +2 degrees Celsius warming, Karachi (Pakistan) and Kolkata (India) could expect annual conditions equivalent to their deadly 2015 heatwaves (medium confidence), the report stated.
Priyadarshi Shukla, Co-Chair, IPCC Working Group III (Mitigation) said the global 1.5C ambition is set to shrink available global carbon budget.
"Historically, compared to most nations, India's per capita emissions have been very low. India's socio-economic transition requires a reasonable share of carbon budget so as to improve the quality of life and enhance the performance vis--vis several important SDGs," he said.