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India in a Warming World: Integrating Climate Change and Development

Navroz K. Dubash

Abstract

Riven with scientific uncertainty, contending interests, and competing interpretations, climate change today poses an existential challenge. For India, such a challenge is compounded by the immediate concerns of eradicating poverty and accelerating development. Moreover, India has played a relatively limited role thus far in causing the problem. Despite these complicating factors, India has to engage this challenge because a pathway to development innocent of climate change is no longer possible. To do so requires stimulating conversation on climate change as part of India’s larger development ... More

Keywords: climate change, climate change policies and planning, climate technology, adaptation, climate finance, India’s forests, global warming, environmental colonialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199498734
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199498734.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Navroz K. Dubash, editor
Professor, Centre for Policy Research

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Section I Climate Change Impacts

3 Changing Climate and Weather

Krishna AchutaRao and Friederike Otto

Section II International Debates and Negotiations

5 Global Warming in an Unequal World*

Anil Agarwal and Sunita Narain

6 Equity in Long-Term Mitigation

Tejal Kanitkar and T. Jayaraman

8 Present at the Creation*

Chandrashekhar Dasgupta

13 India and Paris

Ajay Mathur

Section III Politics

16 Business Action on Climate Change

Shankar Venkateswaran and Mukund Rajan

17 Energy and Climate Change

Ashim Roy, Benny Kuruvilla, and Ankit Bhardwaj

Section IV Policy

19 National Climate Policies and Institutions

Navroz K. Dubash and Shibani Ghosh

20 From Margins to Mainstream?*

Navroz K. Dubash and Anu Jogesh

22 Climate Finance

Koyel Kumar Mandal

Section V Climate and Development

24 Aligning Energy, Development, and Mitigation

Ashok Sreenivas and Ashwin Gambhir

25 Urban India and Climate Change*

Radhika Khosla and Ankit Bhardwaj

26 Climate Change and India’s Forests

Sharachchandra Lele and Jagdish Krishnaswamy

28 Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation

K.S. Kavi Kumar and Brinda Viswanathan

29 Shoring Up

Rohan Arthur