The world’s second-largest emitter of GHGs is on track to surpass China in terms of CO2 emissions this year, according to an India-based report.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has said that China is on a trajectory to be the world’s largest emitter by 2020 and that the country’s emissions are expected to be equivalent to that of India.
It also said that India will overtake China in the 2020 emissions of CO 2 from power stations, gas-fired power stations and thermal power plants, according, as reported by The Hindu.
The country’s GHG emissions have increased to a total of 3.6 billion tonnes in 2020, which was the same as that of the US in 2015.
The WEF said that CO 2 emissions are growing at an average of 1.6 percent per year, which is higher than in the US and Europe.
India is the only country in the world that is burning coal for its electricity, but has also been producing electricity using hydroelectric power for its thermal power generation, which has helped the country reduce its CO 2 emission by 40 percent since 2010.