• India is both a major greenhouse gas emitter and one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to project climate change. India is already experiencing changes in climate and the impacts of climate change, including water stress, heat waves and drought, severe storms and flooding, and associated negative consequences on health and livelihoods.
• India ranked third-most polluted country in the world. Delhi is the most polluted capital city.
• Major sources of air pollution include transportation, biomass burning for cooking, power generation, industry, construction, waste burning, and episodic agricultural burning.
• Air pollution caused an estimated 54,000 premature deaths in New Delhi in 2020.
• The increase in Indian coal mining is deviation from its climate goals and a threat to the whole South Asian states.
• The climate impact of methane emissions, including by India that is among the top five emitters, could rival CO2 emissions.
Despite the fact, India is facing serious environmental issues; BJP government does not prioritize this issue.