India's carbon emissions have fallen for the first time in four decades, according to a report by the environmental website Carbon Brief. Economic slowdown, the COVID-19 lockdown and a greater turn towards renewable energy sources are the main factors behind the year on year drop in carbon emissions.
The streets were empty around the Indian Parliament in New Delhi and near India Arch on Tuesday... Еще, and the skies visibly clearer than usual for the time of year.
«I feel very fresh now, even the pollution levels in the Yamuna river have come down and it's looking much cleaner now. There's not much pollution and the weather is also pleasant,» said Preethi Joshi, a local resident.
Meanwhile traffic was sparse in other areas of the city as local residents remained at home in compliance with measures to combat the spread of COVID-19.
«The air is much cleaner now, earlier it would have been difficult to breathe,» said Kishore Lavar, a local resident.
According to the report, carbon dioxide emissions dropped 15 percent in March compared to the same period a year earlier. A fall of around 30 percent is forecast for April.