印度工商業約150名高級主管共同發表了「2009印度200大企業之碳揭露報告」 (Carbon Disclosure Project Report 2009 India 200)。報告中記錄印度資本額排名前200家公司的二氧化碳排放量。
India will never accept legally binding emission cuts at Copenhagen, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh told Parliament Thursday, but he did say the government plans to reduce India's level of "emission intensity" by 20 to 25 percent compared with 2005 levels.
Emission intensity is the ratio of greenhouse gas emissions to Gross Domestic Product. This statement marks the first time that India has offered to meet any type of numeric goal in the fight against global warming.
The Planning Commission, has on the basis of historical experience, concluded that a 20-25 percent reduction in emission intensity between 2005 and 2020 is possible, said the minister.
Ramesh said the decision to reduce carbon intensity is essential for India to stake a claim to global leadership on climate change and take the moral high ground.
Ramesh said that India will stick to two non-negotiables. "Besides no legally binding emission cut, the other non-negotiable is not to accept an agreement specifying a peak year - the year after which developing countries' emissions levels must peak and begin to decline.
He said India will not subject its indigenous technology, developed without foreign financial support, to any international emissions scrutiny, but added that the government will be flexible and willing to accept scrutiny of ventures developed with outside financial and technological support.
Ramesh said it is important to show those Indian people residing in low-lying areas vulnerable to rising sea levels and severe storms and those living in the midst of melting glaciers that the government is taking action to protect them from climate change.
To accomplish its emissions reduction goals, Ramesh said the government would ask Parliament for a law that mandates fuel efficiency for all vehicles by December 2010.
He will propose other laws for an annual assessment of the increase in forest cover, an energy conserving Green Building Code and clean coal technology for India's coal-fired power plants.
Indian companies are way ahead in the region in disclosing their carbon emissions and setting performance targets for mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, WWF India said Thursday.
Some 150 senior leaders from Indian business and industry came together to release the Carbon Disclosure Project Report 2009 ?India 200. It documents the carbon dioxide emissions of the top 200 companies in India based on market capitalization.