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.

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

In the Press


Decoding India’s climate future | Live Mint | October 28, 2019

Surviving a new world | Indian Express | November 24, 2019

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

A Hot Book on How to Cool India | | December 5, 2019

Interviews and Reportage

Navroz Dubash: Climate change is really a here and now problem | Hindu Business Line | December 6, 2019

Interview in The Big Picture: Climate change and India with Prashant Jha | Hindustan Times | October 28, 2019

Mumbai Has To Think About Its Future In A Warming World | Mid-Day | November 10, 2019

New book tells why and how India should deal with climate change | Business Standard | October 17, 2019

New book tells why and how India should deal with climate change | Times of India | October 23, 2019


Excerpt: For India, Development Innocent of Climate Change is Not an Option | The Quint | October 23, 2019

Excerpt: This book asks if India has really considered its climate vulnerabilities in forming its policies | | October 30, 2019

Excerpt: US idea that India and China must share blame for heating earth is environmental colonialism | The Print | November 3, 2019


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

To learn more about the contributors of these chapters, click here.

About the Editor

Navroz K. Dubash is a Professor at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), and leads the CPR Initiative on Climate, Energy and Environment. He works on climate change policy and governance, the political economy of energy and water, and the regulatory state in the developing world. Widely published in these areas, Navroz serves on Government of India advisory committees on climate change, energy and water policy, and on the editorial boards of several international journals. He is currently a Coordinating Lead Author for the national policies and institutions chapter in the upcoming 6th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In 2015, he was conferred the 12th T N Khoshoo Memorial Award for his work on climate change policy.