WGMI members, Vaibhav Chaturvedi
October 2019 | Low-carbon Economy
Suggested citation: WGMI. 2019. Mitigation Instruments for Achieving India’s Climate and Development Goals: A White Paper by the Working Group on Mitigation Instruments. New Delhi: Council on Energy, Environment and Water and Environmental Defense Fund.
In this paper, the Working Group on Mitigation Instruments (WGMI) provides a framework to choose the appropriate mitigation instruments for India’s transition to a low-carbon economy. The white paper, developed in collaboration with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and supported by Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, builds on the literature available to compare specific instruments in the Indian context and move towards a balanced and informed narrative. The framework has been developed with a view to align the objectives of sustainable development with greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation.
India, with competing priorities around limited resources, has to ensure it chooses appropriate and cost-effective options for low-carbon development as per the Paris Agreement. The Working Group on Mitigation Instruments (WGMI) was constituted to deliberate on the potential mitigation instruments for India. Four WGMI deliberations focused on different mitigation instruments for identifying the strengths and weaknesses of each with a special focus on Indian conditions.
Source: WGMI’s deliberations, 2019