India has failed to tackle climate change by reducing its emissions, according to the government.
The Climate Action Network (CAN) says the country is now one of the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases in the world.
The government has been facing criticism for the failure to tackle the issue, with the United Nations calling for a “national consensus on a climate strategy”.
Can the government change course on climate change?
The government has already made a number of announcements, such as its plan to reduce the country’s carbon intensity (CO2) by 10% from its current level by 2022.
In an effort to cut CO2 emissions, India is currently set to introduce a new law that would make the country one of only two countries that can pass the national target of reducing CO2 by 26% by 2030.
The other country that has passed the target of cutting CO2 is China, which has already reduced its emissions by 27% since 2005.
It is hoped that India will also pass a similar law in the near future, but can the government actually do so?
The Government of India has not said how many people it intends to pass the CO2 target by.