Staying on track from Paris: meeting India’s climate and energy goals

Now that the Paris Agreement on climate change has been ratified, India must plan on making good on its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Implementing the NDCs will require India to develop innovative policies, legislative and institutional frameworks, mobilize the required resources and find solutions to promote newer, cleaner technologies. Shifting the energy curve from coal-based energy to cleaner and more sustainable energy must take top priority. This paper provides an overview of India’s approach to climate action, its polices, as well as the landscape of challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.