Climate Change : IPCC, Water Crisis, and Policy Riddles with Reference to India and Her Surroundings
The Copenhagen summit failed to adopt a binding climate change protocol, causing concerns everywhere. Complex political interplay makes the situation worse in south Asia, as internal socio-economic-political concerns of countries influence their policy responses to climate change and water sharing issues. The two adjoining countries-India and China-complicate the situation further, as two big powers never coexisted in Asia. The book argues that academics, policymakers, and others must adopt a region-wide policy response, as climate does not have political boundaries.
- Hardback | 260 pages
- 154.94 x 228.6 x 22.86mm | 566.99g
- 11 Aug 2011
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
About Binayak Ray
Binayak Ray is a visiting fellow in the department of political and social change at Australian National University. He is the author of Water: The Looming Crisis in India.
Climate change and water scarcity are emerging as probably the two great challenges of the twenty-first century, with profound social and regional security implications. Binayak Ray brings to bear his considerable experience as bureaucrat, aid official and scholar to address some of the important policy implications of these issues, with specific reference to South Asia and the role of China. This book should be essential reading for policy makers in the region. -- R. J. May, Emeritus Fellow, Australian National University Ray has produced an important review and clarification of the scientific evidence and political climate of the ways in which climate change is affecting the approach to the management of water. Although his focus is on India the evidence he assembles and lessons learned have relevance for other regions. I commend this book as a timely contribution to a debate in which we must all engage. -- Patrick Troy, Professor Emeritus, Australian National University
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter 1. Climate Change and the IPCC Chapter 3 Chapter 2. Climate Change and Freshwater Chapter 4 Chapter 3. Cold War: Mutual Suspicion and Political Psyche Chapter 5 Chapter 4. Critical Policy Concerns Chapter 6 Chapter 5. China: A Key Player, an Enigma, or a Pace Setter in the Climate Debate? Chapter 7 Chapter 6. Regional Perspectives Chapter 8 Chapter 7. Copenhagen: Where to Now? Chapter 9 Chapter 8. A Few Concluding Thoughts