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India

Official name: 

Republic of India

Region: 
Country income: 
Lower-middle-income economies
UNFCCC Annex 1 status: 
Non Annex 1 Party to the Convention

India (2014)

Energy profile
  • Gender into Urban Climate Change Initiatives (GUCCI)

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday 29 December 2017
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  • Towards a more equitable outcome from Rio plus 20

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday 1 June 2012
    Objective: 

    The “Rio plus 20” summit being held on 20-22 June 2012 provides an opportunity to launch a process for forging a new global compact, underpinned by greater equity and policy space for the developing countries, for dealing with sustainable development in an integrated and holistic fashion, and for moving away from the ‘silo’-mentality. The concept of a ‘Green economy’ has become contentious, with the protagonists failing to elaborate its content and allay fears, and instead, arousing suspicions of disguised protectionism and conditionalities.

  • Analysis of System Stability in Developing and Emerging Countries: India

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday 1 August 2013
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    India has huge potential of renewable energy resources such as wind, solar, hydro etc. Most of the renewable installations are in the renewable potential rich states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir. These states contribute more than 80 to 90% to the total installed renewable capacity in the country. Various policy initiatives and fiscal incentives have awakened interest in developing renewable generation plants.

  • How vulnerable is India’s trade to possible border carbon adjustments in the EU?

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday 1 January 2012
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    This document is an empirical analysis of India’s trade vulnerabilities to a possible border carbon adjustment scheme implemented by the European Union (EU). Many EU countries consider such a scheme as a necessary measure to mitigate potential trade disadvantages (due to restrictive carbon reduction obligations) and to ensure that high carbon intensity production is not simply outsourced to developing countries.

  • The politics of climate change in India: narratives of equity and co-benefits

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    Publication date: 
    Sunday 1 January 2012
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    According to this paper, India occupies a dual position in global climate politics: as a developing economy with low levels of historical and per capita emissions; and as a rapidly growing economy with rising emissions. Indian climate politics have been mainly shaped around the first perspective, but it is increasingly being forced to tackle with the second. This has shifted discussion from being a subset of Indian foreign and diplomatic policy to a broader debate on whether and how development trajectories should internalise climate mitigation and adaptation goals.

  • Climate Finance at the Sub-National Level – The Case of Odisha

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday 1 November 2013
    Objective: 

    In efforts aligned with the National Action Plan on Climate Change in India, all Indian states are individually developing State Action Plans on Climate Change (SAPCC). To date, 25 states have prepared SAPCC documents, with five recommended for funding by the Ministry of Environment and Forests. Just over half of the SAPCCs have included cost estimates, the enormous size of which represents a potential stumbling block to achieving national climate goals.

  • Future proofing Indian cities: Final urban diagnostic for Bangalore

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday 1 January 2014
    Objective: 

    This Urban Diagnostic for Bangalore is a review of existing and future risks and challenges that the city faces, particularly with respect to the growing threat of climate change. Informed by secondary data analysis, and input from key government stakeholders, the city diagnostic begins by laying out current risks, and vulnerabilities that Bangalore faces, as well as its potential capacity to address these issues. Drawing on individual engagements with government stakeholders, it identifies two key priority areas that present the greatest challenge for the city: water and energy systems.

  • Robust, Recognizable, and Legitimate: Strengthening India's Appliance Efficiency Standards and Labels through Greater Civil Society Involvement

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday 1 November 2013
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    This report considers the contribution that civil society organizations can make at each stage of an appliance efficiency standards and labeling program (AES&L). Although the main focus is India the experiences of ten countries are considered – with differing levels of perceived development. It argues that civil society organisations bring a vital consumer perspective to standards and labeling programs, which can speed uptake and boost consumer awareness.

  • Nuclear safety and regulation in India: the way forward

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    Publication date: 
    Thursday 1 January 2015
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    On 27 March 2015, the Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) submitted a draft report to India's Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) reviewing the country's legal and regulatory regime for safety of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) and safety practices Oand policies at plants across the country. The IRRS draft mission report, the final version of which is expected by the government in three months, found India to be strongly committed to nuclear-energy safety.

  • Reimagining India’s Urban Future: A framework for securing high-growth, low-carbon, climate resilient urban development in India

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    Publication date: 
    Saturday 1 August 2015
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    This paper reviews the current state of the literature on Indian urbanisation to analyse existing urban development trajectories at the state level.

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