Climate



Climate Change extends and exacerbates the the multiple issues relating to energy. Policy must simultaneously look for  co-impacts while considering critical trade offs for priority concerns.  India is fortunate that options exists which will "Bend the Curve" of climate while promoting development and equity. - Ashok Sreenivas : Appropriate Energy Policies for India in a Climate Constrained World


Unlike other countries, India has the feasible option to take care of its energy needs while taking care of development provided we choose a critical path. But all we can see more of the same destructive development trickle down path, even when it comes to renewable energy projects like the large centralised solar projects, large infrastructure, push for accelerated " make here, consume there" model.


Adaptation in a Developing Country Context:  Sharachchandra Lele of Atree: As most of the impacts of climate change are uncertain, the "predict and prevent  approach" to adaptation does not apply. Resilience would mean bringing back to equilibrium.  However the situation is already stressed due to other factors, and there are many other concerns.  Therefore he recommends "additive" analysis over existing stressors, so that the adaptation project design does not assume that other stressors are left unattended.  There is therefore a major role for infrastructure and institutions which cover the multiple stressors and multiple concerns. -




Civil society workshop on sustainable development

A Multi-stakeholder workshop in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India on 7-9th October 2014.

A Trade Unionist View of Climate Change by Ashim Roy

Lecture by Ashim Roy, National Trade Union Initiative at the Civil Society Workshop On Sustainable Development and the future of Climate Politics at Mumbai 7th-9th October 2014: Session on Climate


Summary comments by Eva Filzmoser, Nafiza DSouza and Others at multi-stakeholder workshop in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India on 7-9th  October 2014. The workshop has the goal to discuss recent developments of climate and sustainable development policies in India and internationally with a particular focus on the role of sustainable development in a future international climate treaty, the new concept of « Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) » and the role of civil society therein.

Climate Policy Post 2015: TISS Panel Discussion

Chair:

Prof. T.Jayaraman, Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Panelists:

Jairam Ramesh, Member of Rajya Sabha

Dr Sudhir Chellarajan, IIT Madras

Sri. D. Raghunandan, President, All India Peoples Science Network



Equity and the post 2015 challenge: Concluding Panel at the TISS conference on Climate Change and Sustainable Development:
Chaired by Darryl Dmonte

Indrajit Bose ( Third World Network ):

Walter Mendoza, INECC   "Building Consensus - Domestically and Internationally - The Way Forward .

D Raghunandan : Building Consensus - Domestically and Internationally - The way Forward