India’s Third Biennial Update Report (BUR) at COP26

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India’s Third Biennial Update Report (BUR) at COP26

Part of: Prelims and Mains GS-III: Climate Change

In News: During the 11th Facilitative Sharing of Views (FSV) at the ongoing COP26, India made a presentation on its third Biennial Update Report (BUR) that was submitted to UNFCCC. India is particularly vulnerable to climate change. However, India is nevertheless taking several mitigation actions, spanning across the entire economy and society and has progressively continued decoupling of its economic growth from greenhouse gas emissions.

  • India represents 17% of the global population, its historical cumulative emissions are only 4%, while current annual GHG emissions are only about 5%.
  • 24% reduction in emission intensity of its Gross domestic product over the period of 2005-2014
  • The significant increase of its solar programme in the last 7 years – India’s installed solar energy capacity has increased 17 times.
  • India’s increase in forest cover: India responded that people’s participation has played an important role in enhancing its forest cover, and that its forests provide all the four ecosystem services. 
  • On Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI): Disaster risk is increasing in developing countries, and this is a step to enhance international cooperation which is much needed in the current times. 

India highlighted that it speaks on climate change from a position of strength and responsibility.

News Source: PIB

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