Seeing our mitigation ambition through

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To limit global warming to 1.5 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels by 2030, as agreed upon under the 2015 Paris Agreement, India, along with the rest of the world, must strengthen and implement its mitigation ambition.

Over 75 per cent of India’s districts are vulnerable to extreme weather events, and with a rise in floods, droughts, and heatwaves, across India, investments in adaptation and resilience, such as early warning systems, are crucial. However, in a recent study launched at COP27, prominent scientists suggest that the potential to adapt to climate change is not limitless – reinforcing the need for urgent mitigation strategies. While funding for both mitigation and adaptation is still highly insufficient, increasingly investing in deep and swift mitigation efforts, through strong national action plans, can prevent us from crossing ‘tipping points’, and help India meet its climate goals.

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India Bundled Wind by Land Rover Our Planet / CC BY

Women in Self-Help Group by EpiscopalRelief / CC BY

Farmer and his daughter both farm workers by IWMI Flickr Photos / CC BY

Herder-3 by Vijayaraj PS / CC BY