With the kick-off of the Paris climate change negotiations this week, much attention is being paid to how India will impact the chances of reaching a final agreement. The world’s third-largest greenhouse gas emitter also has over three hundred million people living without access to electricity. This tension between economic development and environmental responsibility has been at the heart of India’s approach to multilateral negotiations. To discuss this in depth, I joined a Huffington Post Live panel with Rebecca Leber (The New Republic), Michael Kugelman (Wilson Center), and Mohamed Zeeshan (The Diplomat/Swarajaya Magazine/Huffington Post India).
—India’s New Green Revolution, Foreign Policy — My assessment of India’s greenhouse gas emissions plans.
—Here’s how India can increase the chances of a successful climate deal in Paris, Grist — Tim Kovach and I argue that India should embrace five-year review cycles for emission reductions plans.
—Turning up the Heat on a Hot India, Foreign Policy — A piece I wrote a year ago on how the US-China climate change deal would affect India’s decision-making in the run-up to Paris.