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Ecological Limits and Economic Development$
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Ramprasad Sengupta

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780198081654

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081654.001.0001

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Global Warming and Climate Change

Global Warming and Climate Change

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(p.307) 14 Global Warming and Climate Change
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Ecological Limits and Economic Development
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Ramprasad Sengupta

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081654.003.0014

The chapter discusses the problem of global warming and climate change as one of global pollution with widest effects of global externality. It describes the characteristics of the green house gases (GHG), their composition and regional source wise distribution and shows how their accumulation in the atmosphere leads to the rise of global temperature and climate change. It then describes the physical and economic impacts of climate change with the consequent loss of GDP and economic assets. The chapter further examines the prospect of low carbon economic growth for abating climate change particularly in the Indian context. It also discusses the issues relating to the adaptation to climate change as some climate change would be inevitable in future. It finally addresses the institutional issue of collective action for mitigation and adaptation to climate change and concludes by describing India’s policy approach of defining the shared global responsibility in the context.

Keywords:   Greenhouse gases (GHG), Global Warming, Climate Change, Mitigation of GHG arising, Adaptation of Climate change, Collective action, Indian Policy for CO2 abatement

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