Campaigning for a future free from climate change, Greenpeace</p><p>activists beam a message on the cooling tower of the NTPC Thermal</p><p>Power Plant at Dadri in Uttar Pradesh. Coal burning emits large</p><p>volumes of carbon dioxide leading to climate change. Climate change</p><p>will hit India hard. Clean, renewable energy is the solution! We've launched an India specific version of our blueprint for an energy revolution. India's carbon dioxide pollution per capita is a fraction of that in countries like the US and Australia (as you can see from this graph), but its large population and growing economy make it important for them to get their energy development right.

According to Greenpeace India climate and energy campaigner Srinivas:

The Indian scenario up to the year 2050 was developed to address how India can combat climate change while maintaining development. Assuming an average economic growth of 3.9% for the following decades in a business as usual scenario, CO2 emissions will increase three folds by 2050. The Energy [R]evolution scenario provides practical solutions to increase renewable energy usage and decrease energy consumption by 50% by incorporating energy efficiency measures. The combination will reduce our CO2 emissions to around 1000 million tonnes, stabilizing it at the present levels and helping India tackle the menacing impacts of climate change.