Green growth and sustainable development in India

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recognizes ‘poverty eradication along with green growth’ as central to India’s sustainable development narrative. This vision also embodies the cogent definition of green growth by the Thirteenth Finance Commission of India as a narrative that enables rethinking growth strategies with regard to their impact(s) on environmental sustainability and inclusiveness. The concept of green growth assumes centrality of socio-economic inclusivity to sustainable development in India. This document reviews the state of environment, energy and development implications. In order to understand linkages between development outcomes and green interventions, energy and macro-economic models are considered. A sectoral outlook informs interventions needed in energy and environment for green growth and development in India.

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