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Reduce carbon emissions by 2030 government directs textile industry


The Indian government has directed the textile industry to prepare a roadmap to reduce the intensity of carbon emissions by 2030 along with the expected financial implications. The government has targeted 2050 as a year for India to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and keep global warming below +1.5 degrees Celsius.

It plans to introduce new ways to protect communities and natural habitats, especially the ones threatened by climate change. The decision was taken after the meeting of an inter-ministerial committee last month that discussed ways to implement the roadmap on energy efficiency with a focus on sectors with high emission intensity such as transport.

The committee focused on setting targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and adopting respective measures to achieve these targets. The carbon footprint of the apparel industry increases with the rising use of coal and natural gas for electricity and heat production. Globally, the textile and garment sector accounts for 6-8 per cent of total carbon emissions, or some 1.7 billion tons in carbon emissions per year.


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