An expert group constituted to plan a low-carbon growth for the country has concluded that India can comfortably reach its target of 20-25 per cent reductions in its emission intensity by the year 2020 compared to 2005 levels, even while pursuing a growth rate of 9 per cent.

This expert group, led by former Planning Commission member Kirit Parikh, was constituted in the wake of the 2009 climate