The Gifted Four were sitting blankly in front of a world map. They wanted to travel to a country for a school project. Felix suggested India. To convince others, he added a recent piece of news.
“India’s greenhouse emissions have dropped by 33% for the first time between 2009 and 2015. It is an impressive feat, especially because India is the most populated country in the world.
“Woah,” Orak was quick to express his amusement, “Emission targets are difficult to achieve.”
“Emissions?” Verum babbled, unable to recollect.
“Targets?” Scorch joined Verum.
“Coal?” Verum added in a flat tone.
“Explaining it all, Mysticals,” Felix gestured for them to pause and began explaining, “Many human activities release harmful gases in the atmosphere. Some of these gases such as carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and methane, often called greenhouse gases, don’t allow heat to escape Earth’s atmosphere.
They trap the heat. This trapped heat, in turn, adds to global warming, which, in turn, results in climate change.
Many countries have given their commitment to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to reduce their emissions. These countries are submitting their reports on the progress and India said it will reduce emissions by 45% by 2030. The report shows that India is well on track to achieve its target.”
“But how did India manage to cut emissions?” Orak was curious.
“India did this through efficient management of traffic, increasing production of renewable energy and increasing forest covers,” Felix replied.
“Awesome! Then let’s go check its energy management system and policies,” Orak said as he started to walk out of the dorm room.
Verum and Scorch marched behind Felix and Orak as the Gifted Four now had an idea for their project.