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Climate Policy Assessment for India

P.R. Shukla (Author) Ashish Rana (Author) Amit Garg (Author) Manmohan Kapshe (Author) Rajesh Nair (Author)
Synopsis The Asia-Pacific Integrated Model (AIM) brings together models belonging to diverse disciplines for analyzing policies on climate change, pollution management and ecosystems preservation. The focus of AIM is on national and regional policy assessments in the Asia-Pacific region and their interface with global economic and environmental regimes. In this book, climate change policy assessment studies for India using top-down (macroeconomic) and bottom-up (techno-economic) models belonging to the AIM family are presented. Its distinguishing features are: soft integration of multi-disciplinary models to address diverse policy issues, common modeling framework for separate environmental domains like solid waste, water and air Pollution, spatial integration of policies from local to global, near-term policy prescriptions under long-term perspective, and integrated treatment of development and climate change. The model reveals trends of key indicators such as energy mix, emissions, technology profiles and investments obtained with different scenarios. Using the model interfaces, it is possible to obtain tables, charts and maps pertaining to aspects like aggregate energy, emissions intensities, and sector and location specific details, technology trends and technology supply curves for guiding policy decisions. The emissions mitigation supply curves are useful in studying the implications of emissions control policies on the economy (e.g., GDP loss), energy-mix, technology penetration and investments. Most importantly, however, the assessments provide an insight to key policy issues in optimum emissions limits, investments in innovations and environment industry, managing GHG and local emissions, and mitigation flexibilities across gases, technologies, sectors, regions and time. The book demonstrates advantages of model-based assessments in terms of quantification, ability for comparative analysis across scenarios and policy regimes, and compatibility with similar assessments elsewhere. The book is a product of international cooperation in modeling, data sharing and networking and provides insights into the architecture of cooperative modeling project. The book will be of particular interest to policymakers, modelers, researchers and research networks interested in the areas of development, energy, environment and climate change.
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About the authors

Ashish Rana

Ashish Rana is working at Winrock International India as Senior Program Officer (Climate Change) and is a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has intensive experience in modeling for energy and climate policy analysis and had a four-year stint with the AIM Japan team. He is an author IPCC Third Assessment Report WGIII and IPCC Special Report on Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage. He has got several peer-reviewed articles published.

Amit Garg

Amit Garg is a Fellow of the Indian Insititute of Management, Ahmedabad, India and is presently working for the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India as an Expert Consultant to the NATCOM project. He is a specialist in emission and energy-environment policy analysis. He is a lead author of the IPCC Special Report on Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage, and has co-authored two books and numerous publications in international journals.

Manmohan Kapshe

Manmoan Kapshe is a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India and is presently a Senior Lecturer at Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal. He had worked on integrated assessment frameworks for energy and environment policymaking. His current research interests include analyzing the effects of long-term environmental changes on human settlements and infrastructure. He has published extensively in national and international journals and has contributed papers to various book.

Rajesh Nair

Rajesh Nair is a Post Doctoral Eco-Frontier Fellow at the National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan. He specialized in modeling energy-environment linkages and analyzing sectoral policy implications on these linkages. His areas of interest include analyzing bebenefits of regional energy cooperation and studying linkages between climate change and sustainable development. He has co-authored several papers and publications in peer-reviewed international journals.

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Bibliographic information

Title Climate Policy Assessment for India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173714843
length xx+217p., Maps; Figures; Tables; References; Index; 25cm.