India's Climate Change Identity: Between Reality and by Samir Saran, Aled Jones

By Samir Saran, Aled Jones

This e-book offers a brand new and leading edge method of realizing the dynamics of foreign weather switch negotiations utilizing India as a focus. The authors give some thought to India’s negotiating place at multilateral weather negotiations and its concentrate on the inspiration of ‘equity’ and its new avatar ‘climate justice’. This e-book delves into the media’s illustration of India as a rural economic system, a emerging commercial strength, a constructing state, a member of the five rising economies (BRICS), and a rustic with serious source protection concerns, so that it will study the varied and at time divergent narratives on India’s nationwide identification within the context of coverage formula. these discovering such diversified fields as overseas improvement, politics, economics, weather switch, and foreign legislation will locate this e-book deals important insights into the motivations and drivers of a nation’s reaction to weather switch imperatives.

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28 per day Between Rs. 28 and 100 per day More than Rs. 99 100 Source: National Sample Survey, 2009–10 @ ORF India Datalabs benchmark. The rural–urban divide is quite evident, with rural dwellers facing stronger financial headwinds. Though there was a 33% decline in the poverty ratio over a period of seven years (2005–2012), income disparity persists with an 88% (Rajasekhar and Sahu 2006) difference between average monthly per capita expenditure of rural and urban households. These numbers correspond to those reported in earlier studies conducted, for example, by Deaton and Drèze (2002) and Sundaram and Tendulkar (2003).

6 MTOE by 2021–2022 (MSPI 2013). 55% by renewables (MSPI 2013). Coal is clearly the dominant fuel of the Indian economy. 91 MT), followed by steel and cement industries. Of the total installed electricity generation capacity in India, 62% comprises coal (Ministry of Power 2016). The Planning Commission of India posits that coal being an abundant resource remains the least cost option and will likely be the primary input 32 INDIA’S CLIMATE CHANGE IDENTITY source in the foreseeable future, with coal-based generation capacity to be increased to at least 230 GW by 2020 to meet the country’s energy security needs (Planning Commission 2011a).

The fact that rural India stands disadvantaged in terms of access to energy, and that most of the country’s energy access issues pertain to grossly underdeveloped infrastructure and supply side inequity in India, implies that the rural identity will likely be a critical component of India’s self-identification. While poverty is prevalent in urban centres as well, it is most often vocalised through the grammar of agrarian and rural deprivation. This is deeply enmeshed in the democratic clout that rural India enjoys and is messaged to appease and appeal to this segment of electorate.

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