Research Papers

Living With Coal: India's Energy Policy in the 21st Century

Publication Year: 1999

Author(s): Rajendra K Pachauri


India's energy sector has been receiving a great deal of attention in recent years, particularly since the signing of the Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) in 1992. In almost every forum dealing with the mitigation of emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs), reference is inevitably made to the worrisome prospect of China and India burning huge quantities of coal in the future, adding to the concentration of GHGs in the earth's atmosphere. There are those who feel that these two countries should be persuaded to reduce their dependence on coal by adopting a set of appropriate policies and harnessing technological developments that would encourage a shift toward less carbon-intensive energies in the future.

Source: Journal of International Affairs Vol. 53 (1): 101-115

Publisher/Organisation: Journal of International Affairs Editorial Board