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The Political Economy of India's Climate Agenda. CEPS Working Document No. 325, March 2010

Fujiwara, Noriko. (2010) The Political Economy of India's Climate Agenda. CEPS Working Document No. 325, March 2010. [Working Paper]

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    Abstract

    This Working Document complements the CEPS Policy Brief, Understanding India’s climate agenda, and elaborates on three key issues related to the country’s energy challenges: access to energy, the future emissions trajectory and energy subsidies. This study looks into the making and framing of the country’s domestic climate agenda from a political economy perspective. As long as both GDP and primary energy demand keep growing at the current rates, it may be concluded that the country's future, absolute greenhouse-gas emissions are also likely to grow but remain relatively low. Moreover, India's emissions intensity is expected to continue declining in line with the recent voluntary pledge by the Indian government. The study takes note of the national action plan launched in India, and the adoption of a flexible approach in international negotiations while maintaining a preference for several core principles, including equity. Lastly, the study explores the possibility for addressing issues such as international and intra-national equity in the context of the long-term EU–Indian partnership.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Additional Information: See related document by same author, "Understanding India's Climate Agenda." CEPS Policy Brief No. 206, February 2010
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > India
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > environmental policy (including international arena)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Working Documents
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2010
    Page Range: p. 28
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 18:34
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14585

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