The writer is a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, and a member of the core writing team for the ‘IPCC Fifth Assessment Synthesis Report’.
India’s pledge is middle of the road, but opens up a larger, potentially productive conversation before Paris.
The growing public concern over pollution must enable a political moment where governments view action on air quality as a vote-getter
Any target-setting on renewable energy driven by Obama’s visit needs to be embedded in a larger discussion of energy policy and planning.
Instead of meeting climate benchmarks set by others, India should lay out its own.
IPCC report provides the basis for a more productive politics of climate change.