ISSN: (Online) 2321 -4155
ISSN: (Print) 2320 -7000

JOURNAL OF INDIAN RESEARCH
VOLUME : 3, ISSUE : 3, July-September, 2015 (ISSN No. : 2321-4155)
 
RISE OF INDIA AND CHINA AMIDST CLIMATE CHANGE: QUEST FOR A NEW DEVELOPMENT PARADIGM
Sachna Arora
 
ABSTRACT
Climate change is the biggest challenge before the policy planners today but focusing on it alone could be highly misleading, especially in case of the two Asian giants, China and India, which continue to experience a revolution of rising socio-developmental expectations among more than two billion people. The emerging economies of India and China also need to balance their domestic imperatives of development and poverty alleviation with that of international obligations of cutting down their carbon emissions. India and China are the largest developing countries of the world. Both have the same development needs and both face the same development dilemma of balancing the economic growth with environmental concerns. These similar imperatives can offer them good opportunity to cooperate with each other. But at the same time both need energy resources to sustain their economy and meet their other human development goals which can lead to a kind of resource war between the two. The present paper will focus on the rise of India and China and the impact of climate change on their growth trajectories. It also brings to light the dilemma of development and sustainability and the dependency factor into dynamics of climate change.
 
KEYWORD
IPCC, developing nations, geopolitics.
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