India’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to be communicated to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
What it is ? And what does it mean to a citizen as it is claimed that NDC captures “Citizen Centric Approach?”
India now stands committed to reduce Emissions Intensity of its GDP by 45 percent by 2030, from 2005 level and achieve about 50 percent cumulative electric power installed capacity from non-fossil fuel-based energy resources by 2030. The updated NDC reads "To put forward and further propagate a healthy and sustainable way of living based on traditions and values of conservation and moderation, including through a mass movement for ‘LIFE’– ‘Lifestyle for Environment’ as a key to combating climate change".
We all are very much familiar with the term Energy Efficiency and that is how common citizen is conscious in their buyingpattern for appliances or corporates in buying pattern of their energy consuming machines. We as citizen are on the right path but as such commitments at country level has a policy role to play and as citizens we must understand those terms. Emission intensity: Emission intensity is defined as the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions emitted for every unit of GDP. It counts emissions beyond those related to energy (such as emissions from agriculture), and greenhouse gases beyond carbon dioxide (such as methane).
However, Energy intensity is a measure of the energy inefficiency of an economy. It is calculated as units of energy per unit of GDP. The numerical value is traditionally calculated by taking the ratio of energy use (or energy supply) to gross domestic product (GDP), indicating how well the economy converts energy into monetary output.
As individuals and as corporate with LIFE approach as mentioned above we as individuals can make a difference and can derive benefit of citizen centric approach.