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State Energy and Climate Index- UPSC Current Affairs
Apr 17, 2022
Enhance your UPSC exam preparation with our daily dose of knowledge in our Current Affairs Dialog box. In today's edition, we will talk about State Energy and Climate Index and its relevance to the CSE syllabus.
For Prelims: Global climate indices and India’s Ranking, State Energy and Climate Index, NITI Aayog.
For Mains: India's Contribution Towards Net Zero Carbon Emission, Panchamrit advocacy of five elements for climate change at CoP-26.
Why in the News?
Recently, NITI Aayog launched the State Energy & Climate Index-Round I.
The index is based on 2019-20 data.
Image Source: NITI AAYOG
Discuss the Panchamrit advocacy of five elements for climate change at CoP-26.
About the State Energy & Climate Index (SECI)
The State Energy and Climate Index (SECI) is the first index that aims to track the efforts made by States and UTs in the climate and energy sector.
Objectives: The objectives of the index are:
Ranking the States based on their efforts towards improving energy access, energy consumption, energy efficiency, and safeguarding the environment.
Helping drive the agenda of the affordable, accessible, efficient and clean energy transition at the State level.
Encouraging healthy competition among the states on different dimensions of energy and climate.
The State Energy & Climate Index (SECI) Round I ranks the states’ performance on 6 parameters:
Access, Affordability and Reliability of Energy
Clean Energy Initiatives
Environmental Sustainability; and
These parameters have been devised keeping in mind India’s goals for climate change and clean energy transition. It is further divided into 27 indicators.