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India

TOTAL POPULATION

1,290 million YEAR 2014

CO2 EMISSIONS

2,238,400 kt COUNTRY, YEAR 2014

2,516,400 kt South Asia, YEAR 2014

“A 33-35% reduction in emissions intensity by 2030, compared to 2005 levels.”

PARIS AGREEMENT TARGET

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Elizabet Zhivkova donated € 200 to Help Build a Sustainable Art Community in Ghana . Microplastics: Macroproblems donated € 190 to In Your Face . Robby Block donated € 200 to In Your Face . Kanfideni Raissa donated € 10 to Program to Combat Deforestation and desert advance in Niger . Laurent Cousinier donated € 100 to Help Small Forest Owners in France Maintain Their Land . Rolf Jansen donated € 150 to Help Facilitate Coexistence Between Elephants and Small Holders in Sabah . Thomas Kerby donated € 150 to Help Facilitate Coexistence Between Elephants and Small Holders in Sabah . thomas kerby donated € 170 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Afrodita Bojadjieva donated € 10 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Alina Iakovleva donated € 15 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Nathan Bonnisseau donated € 5 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Abhijit Agarwal donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Zero Waste Event donated € 78 to Promote Public Health in Mozambique through Safe Waste Management . Pub Quiz Event donated € 398 to Provide Eco-Friendly Stoves to Indigenous Guatemalans . Cocktails for the Planet Event donated € 1,594 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Transmodernity Event donated € 113 to Empower and Facilitate the Youth Climate Change Movement in Iraq . Plan A E-Waste Event donated € 172 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Robby Block donated € 500 to Help an Indian Youth Organization Keep the Ocean Clean . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Konstantinos Dimitriadis donated € 5 to Help Build Eco-Friendly Homes for Rural Communities in India . Manon Steiner donated € 15 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Bart van den Heuvel donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Prateek Gogineni donated € 30 to Promote Clean Agroforestry in Rural India . Lluis Mateu donated € 50 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Renato Anselmi Ricci donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,300 to E-waste Race Germany . Kiki Beck donated € 20 to E-waste Race Germany . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,500 to E-waste Race Germany . Farah Piryeva donated € 200 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Ruggero Lambertini donated € 75 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Iren Dikova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Luke Farrelly donated € 120 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Andrey Bankovski donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Kalina Zhechkova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Anton Batchvarov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stivian Valchev donated € 35 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Tatyana Mitkova donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . NELIA VATEVA donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers .

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CLIMATE SIGNIFICANCE

India has become one of the world’s industrial hubs in a little more than 3 decades. Electronics, naval construction, steel manufacturing and other plants have dotted the map and brought hundreds of thousands of jobs to cities that have developed too fast to provide for much of the basic services to its populations. 


India’s ability to respond to climate change challenges is compromised by poor or obsolete waste management infrastructures (human, chemical, industrial and domestic) and the magnitude of the endeavour to transition a country of this size towards sustainability, all the while acting on an imperative to preserve its biodiversity. But the population is calling for environmental change. Indian rivers and cities cannot take much more and climate casualties, from pollution, contamination and natural disasters are growing exponentially.


India, as this year’s host of World Environment Day, announced a complete ban on single-use plastic by 2022, taking a huge step towards reducing its waste and tackling the crisis the country/world is facing. If a country as large and as complex as India is able to rule out disposable plastics, it would affect the health of all of the oceans, and thus of the entire planet. That is how important India is in the fight against climate change.


Indians are rising to the challenge. Initiatives from the lush southern countryside to the mega cities that grid India are gaining traction. As they say in India, “a problem is only solved when it becomes complex”. We have found the problem. Now we need to fund the solutions.


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DATA INSIGHTS

According to the World Bank, India is classified as a lower-middle-income country.  The following plots provide an overview of India’s historic GHG emissions in perspective with global emissions, as well as the country’s relative vulnerability and preparedness to climate change.

India Greenhouse Gas Emissions

India’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change from 1990

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India Greenhouse Gas Emissions

India’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change from 1990

India Greenhouse Gas Emissions

India Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

India’s vulnerability and readiness to combat climate change

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India Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

India’s vulnerability and readiness to combat climate change

India Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)
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