Climate change will trigger erratic monsoons and break agricultural systems in the densely populated Gangetic delta, the global
environment group stated. Vinuta Gopal, the group’s climate and energy campaigner in India, said, "We need policies that reduce the risk of destructive climate change, and moves towards economic development through decarbonisation."
India’s economy has grown by 8% to 9% annually in recent years. However, the country is one of the world’s top polluters and contributes to around 4% of global greenhouse-gas emissions as its consumption of fossil fuels rises.
Together, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan have nearly 130 million people living along coastal areas less than 10 metres above sea level, the Greenpeace report said.
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