Navroz K Dubash is Professor, Centre for Policy Research
Navroz K Dubash and Sharachchandra Lele write: Methodology of Yale-Columbia Environmental Performance Index is indefensible, tone-deaf on ethics, ignorant of a long literature on climate equity, and inconsistent with broadly accepted politics.
Building on its own track record, may suggest a more compelling way for India to address the climate challenge than uncritically taking on a net zero target
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.