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India Can Do More on Climate By 2030 Even as It Snubs Net-Zero

  • Sitharaman is in New York for G-20 meetings ahead of COP26
  • Pushes back on net-zero targets, says not part of UN framework
The NTPC Dadri Power Plant Amid India's Power Crunch
Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

India plans to take more ambitious climate action by 2030, even as the nation pushes back against pressure to set a target for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

The country has already mostly met a goal of having 40% of installed power capacity from non-fossil fuel sources, and has options to extend that action, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Sunday in an interview.