KARNATAKA - BENGALURU - 29/11/2016 : RTO and Karnataka State Pollution Control Board officials checking vehicles driven without a pollution under control (PUC) certificate, with new emission level testing equipment, at Cubbon Park, in Bengaluru on November 29, 2016. The tests will continue in November as part of the RTO’s 'Pollution Awareness Month' initiative. The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board is also participating in the drive. Photo: K. Murali Kumar.

India’s emission intensity of GDP has reduced by 12 per cent between 2005 and 2010, according to the country’s first biennial update report submitted at the crucial UN climate summit recently, Rajya Sabha was told on Monday.
Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave said that India in 2009 had pledged to reduce the emission intensity of its GDP by 20 to 25 per cent by 2020 over 2005 levels despite having no binding obligations under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
“As per India’s first biennial update report submitted to UNFCCC in 2016, the emission intensity of GDP has reduced by 12 per cent between 2005-2010.
“The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Emission Gap report 2015 has recognised India as one of the country on track to achieve the voluntary pre-2020 pledge,” he said in a written reply.
He said that as per the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) submitted by India to UNFCCCC …
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