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India: BASIC country fact sheets

India accounts for 5.3% of the world’s annual emissions, at 1324.05 Mt CO2 in 2007, with emissions expected to increase sharply in the future. India’s energy demand is expected to more than double by 2030, particularly because anything up to 500 million people still have little or no access to electricity. The focus of the government therefore remains on maintaining a high level of economic growth and addressing poverty.