Switched-on India: how can India address climate change and meet its energy needs?
This report examines the development dilemma that India faces. India has an extremely large economy and a rapid rate of economic growth, so will emit large amounts of GHG. However, the population overall is very poor, and development will require access to basic energy services; meanwhile the Government is Very nervous of taking on costly decarbonisation commitments. The first section of this report tackles this fraught issue head on. The second section argues that, even if India has taken a staunch
Position against taking on climate commitments on the international stage, it has undertaken a number of actions at cost to itself which will decarbonise the economy. Better still there are many more low-cost opportunities to cut India