‘India in a Warming World: Integrating Climate Change and Development’ edited by Navroz K Dubash

7 January 2020

The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) is pleased to announce the launch of the open-access version of India in a Warming World: Integrating Climate Change and Development edited by Navroz K Dubash, Professor at CPR and coordinator of the CPR Initiative on Climate, Energy and Environment. Bringing together thirty-six leading negotiators, activists, policymakers and researchers, this edited book seeks to encourage public debate on climate change as a part of India’s larger development discourse. Collectively, the chapters deepen clarity on why India should engage with climate change and how it can best do so.

You can read the chapters of India in a Warming World online for free via Oxford Scholarship Online, or download a free PDF of the book on the Oxford University Press website.

The book was launched in 2019 by Chandra Bhushan (CEO, International Forum for Environment, Sustainability and Technology); Naina Lal Kidwai (Chairperson, Advent Private Equity India Advisory board, and former President, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry); and Nitin Sethi (journalist and writer).

Learn more about the authors of the book here.

Reviews of India in a Warming World

  • ‘...an important compilation that’s an invaluable resource for journalists, academics, civil servants, researchers and anyone who’s more than instrumentally curious about all matters climate change of relevance to India...this book serves as a valuable guide to a complicated future.

           - ’The Hindu (‘India in a Warming World – Integrating Climate Change and Development’ on global warming and India, November 30, 2019)

  • ‘The authors' list reads like a Who's Who of those involved in this domain...why this volume works very well is not only the multi-disciplinary take on the issue of climate change, but also the focus on getting to the details.’

            - Business Standard (Climate change: Cost and effect, December 16, 2019)

  • ‘…climate change is the gravest issue of our times, and given how much India stands to lose, an anthology like India In a Warming World: Integrating Climate Change and Development is a welcome addition to the literature…For a coherent action plan to be articulated at the highest levels of policymaking, a book like [this] is essential.’

           - Live Mint (Decoding India's climate future, October 28, 2019)

  • From top diplomats like Shyam Saran and Ashok Lavasa, to activists Anil Agarwal and Sunita Narain, and researchers like Sharachchandra Lele, this compilation brings together the best voices from various fields.’

           - The Tribune (A dive into complexities of climate crisis, December 15, 2019)

  • ‘India in a Warming World is more than a primer. It invites readers to conversations on topics that are usually messy and conflicted.’

           -SustainabilityNext.in (A Hot Book on How to Cool India, December 5, 2019)

  • ‘A comprehensive anthology that covers all aspects of climate change, from impact to policy. - 

           - Hindu Business Line (Perspectives on a warmer India, January 6, 2020)

  • "...readers concerned about climate change...will surely find it captivating and revealing...This book is highly recommended, and let’s say even necessary, for anyone who is looking to understand climate change in India and wants to do something about it."                                                  - Ecology, Economy and Society–the INSEE Journal (Policy and Politics in India in the Age of Global Warming, January 2020 edition)


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