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India’s Domestic Climate Policy is Fragmented and Lacks Clarity

India’s domestic climate policy is outdated and relies on a disjointed institutional architecture, without having clarity on foundational values. There is a pressing need to revisit the National Action Plan on Climate Change, 2008, and to reformulate domestic climate policy in India. Policy integration, institutional design for effective implementation, and climate justice must play a central role in this new vision for India’s domestic climate policy.

Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change has reiterated the principle of Common but Differentiated Responsibilities and Respective Capabilities, but has not referred to historical responsibility. How important is historical responsibility and what does it imply? How is one going to differentiate without historical responsibility? What would be India's responsibility? How do India's Intended Nationally Determined Contribution targets compare with its responsibility?

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