Analysis by Chain Reaction Research found that more than 50% of India’s crude palm oil imports were not covered by ‘No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation’ (NDPE) policies, making India a massive market for unsustainable palm oil imports.
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Addressing the gathering of world leaders at the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (CoP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Glasgow, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India’s five major commitments to combat climate change.
These commitments are: India will achieve net-zero emissions by 2070, India will bring its non-fossil energy capacity to 500 GW by 2030, India will bring its economy’s carbon intensity down to 45 percent by 2030, India will fulfill 50 percent of its energy requirement through renewable energy by 2030, and India will reduce 1 billion tonnes of carbon emissions from the total projected emissions by 2030.
While such a focus on environmental issues gives hope for a promising future, it is pertinent to situate this against the background of domestic policy priorities.