India and Global Climate Change

India and Global Climate Change

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Though the impact of climate change will most likely be greatest with the already poor and vulnerable populations in the developing world, much of the writing about the costs and benefits of different policies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is by Western scholars, working in advanced industrialized economies. Drawing the majority of its contributions from authors based at Indian universities and other research centers, India and Global Climate Change provides a developing world perspective on the debate. With a population of over one billion, and an economy that is undergoing substantial restructuring and greatly increased economic growth after a number of years of stagnation, India has an exceptional stake in the debate about climate change policy. Using the Indian example, this volume looks at such policy issues as the energy economy relationships that drive GHG emissions; the options and costs for restricting GHG emissions while promoting sustainable development; and the design of innovative mechanisms for expanded international cooperation with GHG mitigation.From the results and observations on energy intensity behavior at the macroeconomic and sectoral levels and those of ... than the changes in energy and carbon intensity due to technical changes induced by the specific institutional reforms that ... TERI Energy Data Directory and Yearbook (various years) and IPCC Greenhouse Gas Inventory Reference Manual and ... in the energy sector have not as yet been able to make any significant impact on the energy efficiency of the Indiananbsp;...

Title:India and Global Climate Change
Author: Michael A. Toman,
Publisher:Routledge - 2010-09-30

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