Narendra Modi's climate policy and India's role in COP21, December,Paris 2015

Karol, Sarthak (2015) Narendra Modi's climate policy and India's role in COP21, December,Paris 2015. Environment, Law and Society Journal, 3. pp. 59-69.

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The winds of change have altered the global dynamics of decision-making process in relation to climate change. World politics has undergone a transformation to incorporate key and necessary developing nations in reaching a consensus on climate change policy. With the new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has set its path on the journey to expand its economy and cater to its billion plus population ' needs. However, at what cost? Environmentalists have sounded their alarm against Modi economic policy, fearing excessive damage to the environment due to aggressive industrialization. Is India under Modi's leadership going to implement mitigation and adaptation measures or is it going to simply continue polluting its cities? On the road for the Conference of the Parties (COP) in Paris 2015, all eyes were on India to deliver its ideals as that of a protector and not a destroyer of nature. Modi under his "Gujarat Model" has proved to be a champion of climate change by introducing renewable forms of energy like wind, solar and hydro in order to meet the increasing demands for electricity. He was the first to dedicate a full functioning ministry for climate change at the state level and constructed the biggest solar power park in Asia. Narendra Modi has been a strong proponent of common but differentiated responsibilities and sustainable development, but the world leaders desire signficant reduction emissions by India for a successful climate policy. Irrespective, the western powers have accepted that Modi governments policy in the COP 21 will carry a lot ofleverage in faming a successful global climate policy. The aim ofthis article is to highlight the relevance of India in creating a successful global climate policy, Modi ' role in shaping a low carbon based economy and the possible challenges it faces in becoming a sustainable developing nation

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Climate policy | India | Modi | Narendra Modi | Economy
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2022 05:37
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2022 05:37


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