India is the only member amongst the G20 nations that is on course to meet the promises that it had made on climate change in the Paris Agreement in 2015, Times of India reports.
Nations like the US, China and members of the European Union though are expected to fall short of target.
An alliance of 14 global think-tanks that includes TERI has declared that India’s record of being the only “2°C compatible” country is unique as the other 19 members of international forum are far from achieving their targets.
“India is the only G20 country which is on a track consistent to move the world to a 2-degree Celsius warming future, though not a 1.5-degree warming future,” said TERI director general Dr Ajay Mathur.
He adds that the country has adopted renewable electricity on a large scale, thus helping it reduce carbon emissions and that India can also enable development of electric transport and promote the usage of renewable electricity and green hydrogen in the industry.
“This experience of enabling growth in the power, transport and industry sectors to be based on zero-carbon-emissions technologies would have huge replicative value in other G20 countries,” Dr Mathur said.