India’s long-term low-carbon development strategy

India released its Long-Term Low Emission Development Strategy (LT-LEDS) at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27), setting out a broad framework of how it proposes to meet its goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2070.

India submitted its Long-Term Low Emission Development Strategy to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), during the 27th Conference of Parties (COP27), which is aimed at rational utilisation of national resources with due regard to energy security.

It further says that the transitions from fossil fuels will be undertaken in a just, smooth, sustainable and all-inclusive manner. The strategy was launched by Environment Minister who is leading the Indian delegation to COP27 at Egypt's Sharm El-Sheikh. It further focuses on the increased use of biofuels, especially ethanol blending in petrol. The emission strategy also envisages maximising the use of green hydrogen fuel to drive the low carbon development of the transport sector.