NDCs leading towards Cleaner Energy by ICSIN published on 2019-10-21T06:45:30Z As the world’s population rises and the strife towards economic development strengthens, the basic requirement across the globe is that of energy. However, whether the source of energy is renewable or not, has become vital as the planet faces expanding challenges emanating from climate change. In this regard, the watershed treaty i.e. Paris Agreement or Accord de France is an international commitment agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in which both developed and developing countries have come together to work towards the global goal of keeping global temperature “well below” 2°C while also pursuing effort to stay below 1.5°C. Therefore, by using Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) as submitted by India to UNFCCC, the success and shortcomings of India’s path towards renewable energy has been analysed. This data has then been compared with Japan’s evolution of Energy Policy, with specific emphasis on post Fukushima disaster energy transition, and in lieu of Japan’s own NDCs. By using a comparative analysis framework, it has been shown how and in which broad policy areas, there emerges a mutual scope for cooperation between the two countries.