India in a Warming World: Integrating Climate Change and Development

India in a Warming World: Integrating Climate Change and Development

Edited by Navroz K Dubash
Oxford University Press

As science is increasingly making clear, the problem of climate change poses an existential challenge for humanity. For India, this challenge is compounded by immediate concerns of eradicating poverty and accelerating development, and complicated by its relatively limited role thus far in causing the problem.

India in a Warming World explores this complex context for India’s engagement with climate change. But, in addition, it argues that India, like other countries, can no longer ignore the problem, because a pathway to development innocent of climate change is no longer available. Bringing together leading researchers, activists, and policymakers, this volume lays out the emergent debate on climate change in India. Collectively, these chapters deepen clarity on why India should engage with climate change and how it can best do so.

India in a Warming World is also available for purchase on Amazon

In the Press


Interviews and Reportage


Table of Contents


Foreword by Nitin Desai

Section One: Climate Change Impacts

Section Two: International Debates and Negotiations

Section Three: Politics

Section Four: Policy

Section Five: Climate and Development

About the Authors

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About the Editor

Navroz K Dubash is a Professor at the Centre for Policy Research, who has been actively engaged in global and national debates on climate change, air quality, energy and water as a researcher, policy advisor and activist for over 25 years.

He was instrumental in establishing the global Climate Action Network in 1990, and has since written widely about climate politics, policy and governance. Navroz is currently Coordinating Lead Author on national and sub-national policies and institutions for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, serves on the UNEP GAP Report Steering Committee, and has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for the UN Climate Action Summit in 2019. He has worked to inform and advise the Indian government's policy-making on climate change, energy, air and water policy over the last decade, and serves on various policy committees in these areas, including the committee on a Long Term Strategy for Low Carbon Development for India.

He has written two books, edited ten volumes, and published more than 70 journal articles and book chapters. His most recent work is an edited book, India in a Warming World (Oxford University Press 2019). In 2015 he was conferred the T N Khoshoo Memorial Award for his work on Indian climate change policy and the international discourse on global climate governance. In 2018, his co-authored article on 'India's energy and emissions future' was awarded the Emerging Nations Award for 2018 by the academic journal Environmental Research Letters.