Policy Briefs & Reports

Social Inequality and Institutional R...

Institutions are often distinguished by whether they perform a protective or a promotional role. The NCSC is clearly more of a protective institution, though it does monitor the progress of promotional policy initiatives emanating from other state agencies. While its creation was mandated by the ...


Centre for Policy Research
Will Low Carbon Growth Plans Help or ...

This note undertakes a preliminary exploration of Low Carbon Growth Plans (LCGPs) in order to inform discussions on the appropriate role, if any, of this device in the global climate regime. What is the rationale for LCGPs? What exactly constitutes a LCGP and what are the implications with regard...

The Copenhagen Agreed Outcome: Form, ...

The final week of the climate negotiations in the lead up to the Copenhagen Climate Conference in December 2009, ended in Barcelona on November 6th with a deep sense of foreboding. Shakespearean allusions flew thick and fast, with one delegate ending the closing meeting on the fearful note that “...

India’s Negotiating Position on...

In the intergovernmental climate negotiations India has consistently argued against greenhouse gas mitigation commitments for developing countries. This paper argues that while India’s position, given the burden sharing architecture of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and...