Climate Change – India announces her INDC
Statement by Mr Laurent Fabius, French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development
Paris, 5 October 2015
India’s announcement of her INDC in view of COP21, on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, is an important step towards the success of this negotiation.
India’s INDC reaffirms her contribution to the global process of transforming economies and development models. We are confident that this is a decisive step of a more long-term commitment to transition towards a low-carbon economy, helping reconcile economic development with emission reduction.
The goal of increasing the share of non-fossil fuels to 40% by 2030 in electricity generation, in a context of strong growth, particularly contributes to changing the global energy order. It goes hand in hand with the goals of afforestation, and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions per unit of Gross Domestic Product by 30-35% by 2030 with reference to 2005 levels, which create conditions conducive to a more low-carbon development.
India’s call to tie up with technological partnerships deserves to be heard. Such partnerships will favour these goals by facilitating research and development, followed by the distribution and cost reduction of low-emission solutions, for instance, through the Solar Consortium initiative being taken by India.