Climate politics in India: three narratives

Authored by: Navroz K. Dubash

Handbook of Climate Change and India

Print publication date:  November  2011
Online publication date:  March  2012

Print ISBN: 9781849713580
eBook ISBN: 9780203153284
Adobe ISBN: 9781136521584


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A domestic politics around climate change is gradually emerging in India, albeit with a distinctly dual nature. Much of Indian climate politics continues to be focused on climate change as a foreign policy concern, and centred on global climate negotiations. At the same time, there is an emergent discussion tentatively exploring Indian domestic policy in a changing climate context, but located within a larger emphasis on development. Finally, there is some discussion on whether and how the two should be linked.

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