What the Indian economy can teach us about climate change
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Transport is the single biggest driver of global climate change.
In a country where many of us rely on public transport, the country’s transportation system is an example of the power of mass transportation.
While public transport is not the most efficient way to get around, it can offer much greater mobility, lower emissions and more sustainable transportation modes.
The Indian Railways (IR) has launched a major campaign on the issue of climate change and climate adaptation.
It has partnered with the Ministry of Science and Technology to set up a network of scientists and engineers to study climate change impacts.
The network will also provide information to the public about the different types of transport modes, and their benefits and risks.
IR has set up the Climate Adaptation Working Group, headed by Prof. Pramod K. Prakash.
This group will study the feasibility of a climate adaptation network for the Indian Rail System.
The project has already received a lot of attention in the country, with the government launching a climate action plan on November 30.
A draft of the action plan has already been sent to ministries for approval.
But a lot has changed since then.
In September this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a comprehensive national action plan to tackle climate change, pledging to meet its challenges by 2030.
In the same month, India had its first ever national climate summit.
It is expected that this meeting will have a major impact on the national strategy.
It was also at this summit that Modi decided to create a National Climate Action Plan, in which the Indian government is committed to implementing the ambitious goals of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
In his keynote address at the climate summit, Modi said that the climate change has an impact on India, its people, the economy and the environment.
The government has also set up climate change-specific programmes for education, agriculture, energy, infrastructure and transport.
While the Indian Railway Corporation (IRCC) has set ambitious targets of reducing CO 2 emissions by 40 per cent by 2030, the government is also looking to create an inclusive economy by 2020, to make India a low-carbon economy.
It plans to create about 100 million jobs by 2020.
It is the railway industry, however, which is expected to be the largest driver of climate impact, especially in light of the rising cost of energy and carbon emissions.
According to the Railway Research Council of India (TRC), India has about 25 per cent of the world’s population and one-third of its energy consumption.
The rail sector accounts for about 20 per cent to 25 per, percent of India’s total energy consumption, but it is the main driver of CO 2 emission in the Indian railways, the report says.
It points out that, for the next two decades, the railways is likely to contribute around 50 per cent and one per cent, respectively, to the global emissions.
Railways have been slow to adapt to the climate, however.
In December, the Railway Board of India announced that its chief environmental officer had been suspended for his role in the failure of the railways to meet the requirements of the UNFCCC.
It also had to pay $2.2 billion for damages related to climate change in the first nine months of 2016.
The Railway Corporation of India had already started to invest in new technologies to cope with the rising costs of energy.
In March, it introduced new technologies that will help the railway to absorb the CO 2 released by trains.
The railway has also been at the forefront of climate adaptation projects.
A new railway system was launched by the IRCC in September 2016, with more than a dozen new stations.
The plan was also endorsed by the Railway Ministry and the National Highways Authority of India, as well as the National Green Tribunal.
This railway system will connect the states of Odisha and Chhattisgarh.
The railway will also be connected to other railway networks to reduce CO 2 production and consumption in the entire country.
Transport is the single biggest driver of global climate change.In a country where many of us rely on public transport,…