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Deepa Badrinarayana

Abstract With an emerging economy that is on the path to a carbon-intensive economy and with a burgeoning population that is extremely vulnerable to climate change, India’s domestic and international policy on climate change mitigation is of critical importance. Without India’s participation, international efforts to mitigate climate change will be compromised, but before committing to any international climate mitigation obligation, the government of India (GoI) has to formulate an appropriate domestic mitigation policy. Framing an effective policy is not easy. The GoI faces the dual challenge of formulating domestic policy to alleviate poverty without adding to the stock of carbon emissions. However, failure is not an option given India’s vulnerability to climate change and the inadequacy of legal redress available to most vulnerable Indians. This chapter discusses India’s law and policies regarding climate change and sets out specific areas for future research.