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India has joined over 30 other countries in signing the Glasgow Declaration on Zero Emission Cars and Vans.
What is the Glasgow Declaration on Zero Emission Cars and Vans?
The declaration promises to work towards ensuring that only zero-emission cars and vans are sold by the year 2040.
However, this timeline is meant mainly for the developed country signatories and is not a legally-binding commitment.
Emerging markets like India have only promised to work intensely towards accelerated proliferation and adoption of zero-emission vehicles.
What is the significance of this declaration?
Road transport accounts for about 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Hence, significant reductions from this sector is considered essential to meeting the goal of keeping global temperature rise within 2 degrees Celsius from pre-industrial levels.
India’s Target to Transition to Electric Vehicles
India has set a target to transition 30% of passenger cars and 70% of commercial vehicles to electric vehicles by 2030.
Source: This post is based on the article “India to work towards zero-emission cars by 2040” published in Indian Express on 11th November 2021.