Applied Energy "A+B" Symposium
May 22 - 24, 2019
Climate Resilience and Nationally Determined Commitments: Mapping Regional Resonance for India
Surabhi Joshi, Regulatory Assistance Project
Kakali Mukhopadhyay, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics and McGill University
Abstract: Using the E3-India model to analyze the socio-economic impact of meeting India's Nationally Determined Commitments, Dr. Joshi and Dr. Mukhopadhyay argue that the 1.5°C pathway offers greater growth and development opportunities than the 2°C pathway. Overall, the national impact on income generation, employment and government revenue is positive. However, adverse social impacts in coal-bearing states will need to be addressed to build the policy consensus needed to ensure deep decarbonization.