WiSe 14/15: Environmental and climate policy in India
This policy analysis class has a country focus on India and on the policy areas climate, energy and environment. As an emerging world power, India is becoming an important actor in regard to climate ... read more
This policy analysis class has a country focus on India and on the policy areas climate, energy and environment. As an emerging world power, India is becoming an important actor in regard to climate and environment. India's domestic and foreign environmental and climate policy is unfolding against the background of both a development-first paradigm as well as the threatening scenario of climate change and environmental degradation impacting many economic sectors and hampering human livelihoods.
We study India's approaches to climate, energy and environmental policy, consider problem-structures, and discuss the influence of actor constellations and institutional structures on policy performance. We will explore the potentials and constraints of political decision-making and implementation against the background of India's political system, actor constellations and the development-first paradigm. Our main field of interest will be the cross-sectional problem of climate change and the policy areas related to it inter alia energy policy, industrial policy and development. Based on illustrative case studies we will examine the role of actors and institutions in the climate change and natural resource management discourses and policies.