Energy environmental priorities:
Development cannot take place without additional energy and the energy requirement of development will have to be reconciled with the objective of protection of environment.---During the Twelfth Plan period, attempt will be made to create capacity at the state level, and to provide some resources to incentivise state action in the area of adaptation and mitigation.
GHG emissions reduction targets:
Reduce emission intensity of GDP in line with the target of 20 per cent to 25 per cent reduction over 2005 levels by 2020.
During the Twelfth Plan, financing of climate change related actions will be a major challenge. Low carbon strategies will particularly require enhanced deployment of renewable and clean energy technologies, and capital finance for improvements in
technology. [...] Given that energy supply and end-use technologies are evolving rapidly, policy instruments should reflect the contemporary state of technology.
New policies should support the new land use arrangements, enhance investment in water harvesting, promote small-farm
mechanisation and efficient water use technologies. A package of financial incentives for improved land management, including resource conservation (water, carbon, energy) [...] may facilitate quicker adoption of these measures.