India’s CO2 emissions fall

For the first time in four decades, emissions of toxic carbon dioxide have declined in the country—thanks to an economic slowdown, growth of clean energy and the ongoing lockdown. This was revealed in the latest analysis done by Lauri Myllyvirta and Sunil Dahiya of the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air.

According to the analysis, CO2 emissions fell by around 15% in March, and are likely to have fallen by 30% last month, year-on-year. Using the latest consumption data for coal, oil and gas, they concluded that CO2 emissions fell by 30 million tonnes in FY 2019-20 compared to the previous fiscal.

As per analysts, power and transportation sectors are the major contributors of CO2 pollution in the country.

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