The Uttarakhand disaster invited much criticism, but to say that the state government was unaware of the possibility of such a disaster would be unfair. In 2012 the Uttarakhand Action Plan on Climate Change, based on wide consultations, assessed possibilities and steps needed to avert such disasters. Despite the extensive information provided in the document, it fails to be "implementable" due to issues of financing and bureaucratic initiative among others.
Jogesh A., 2013. Time to Dust off the Climate Plan? Economic and Political Weekly. XLVII(48)
India has taken a remarkably consistent approach to global climate negotiations; a principled position on climate change founded on attention to equity dimensions of the problem. This stance which is the setting on a metaphorical compass that has guided the last two decades of Indian climate policy, has strong implications for India’s arguments for the relative mitigation burdens of the industrialised and developing world and therefore for India’s approach to multilateralism applied to climate change.
Abstract: This article considers how far the climate change regime is an exemplar of international environmental law as well as public international law. We focus on five issues: the nature and extent of differentiation in favour of developing countries, the role of soft law, the dynamics of decision-making in multilateral negotiations, the contribution of dispute settlement, and the impact of (and assumptions underlying) scholarly offerings in this field.
The SARCist endeavours to bring to together regional think tanks and experts onto a virtual platform for knowledge sharing and discussion on regional cooperation with special focus on trade and investment.
The Governance and Public Policy Initiative (GPPI) seeks to foster a strategic community that brings together Indian law makers, scholars, bureaucrats, and civil society leaders to discuss pressing issues of public policy.