“We are telling the world that India is voluntarily ready to reduce emission intensity by 20-25% in 15 years from 2005. The Planning Commission has, on the basis of historical experience, concluded that a 20-25% cut in emission intensity between 2005 and 2020 is possible. India will not be taking a legal undertaking and this will not be a law,” minister of state for environment and forests Jairam Ramesh told the Lok Sabha.
Following on the heels of China India does the right thing to suggest voluntary carbon intensity cuts. The interesting thing is how many people confuse carbon intensity with carbon emissions. Even, Economic times has the headline with carbon emissions.