Building Institutions for Climate Policy in India

By Navroz K Dubash and Neha B Joseph
10 July 2015
The effectiveness of climate governance depends on its underlying institutional arrangements. This paper examines the emergence of climate-related institutions in India, organised around three periods: pre- 2007; 2007–2009 and 2010–mid-2014. Several key themes emerge: Institutionalisation is inadequately geared to India’s co-benefits based approach to climate policy; there is a lack of continuity in institutions; performance of the cross-government coordination function has been inconsistent over time; there are limited mechanisms for knowledge aggregation and strategic thinking; capacity within existing institutions remains low; and there is nominal scope for public input and consultation in climate policy formulation processes. Addressing these shortcomings would enhance the design an implementation of climate policy in India.
Suggested citation: Navroz K. Dubash, and Neha B. Joseph (2015)  Building Institutions for Climate Policy in India. Policy Brief. Center for Policy Research, New Delhi.