The Hiding Behind the Poor debate: a synthetic overview

Authored by: Shoibal Chakravarty , M.V. Ramana

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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In October 2007, the Indian branch of the international environmental organization, Greenpeace, came out with a report entitled Hiding Behind the Poor (Ananthapadmanabhan et al., 2007) Based on a survey of 819 individuals divided into seven income classes, the report tried to assess CO2 emission levels amongst different income classes in India. The report was produced just prior to the Bali Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which was expected to be crucial in setting the stage for an agreement to follow the Kyoto Protocol.

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