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Global Warming: India's Response to Climate Change, Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation

Pawan Sikka (Author)
Synopsis Climate change due to the global warming is taking the earth to a tipping point. It is a harsh reality in extreme environments. India has prepared a national action plan on climate change 2008 in response to her current vulnerability to climate change and strong commitment to sustainable development through energy efficiency and conservation of natural resources guided and driven by science and technology advancement. And eight national missions are being set up, besides expressing her concern on the subject in her national policies for integrating energy generation (2008), protecting the environment (2007), agricultural production (2007) and human health (2002), apart from creating the PM's Council of climate change, Ministries and institutional infrastructure towards mitigating the serious impact of climate change.

Steps have already been taken to Combat Climate Change in Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, North-East, Pune, Uttarakhand etc in the country. Also, the current developments, debates, policy issues challenges facing India and the world due to global warming and climate change in terms of disaster mitigation and adaptation are covered in this book: Global Warming - India's Response to Climate Change: Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation. India's international policies shall align with its national strategy to deal with the climate change.

A useful reference book for the policy planners, energy and environment researchers on the science of climate change related issues, health and climatologists, economists, students of inter-disciplinary studies etc. The world is changing before our eyes. Climate change has become a major challenge of the 21 century.
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About the author

Pawan Sikka

Dr. Pawan Sikka is a solid state physicist, science –policy analyst, academicians and science - administrator. He is former Advisor/ Scientist - G, Ministry/department of Science and technology (DST), Government of India, New Delhi. He has held various senior positions there during 1974-2004. He was Director (International relations) for science and technology, 1989-1994. As a Principal scientific officer of the DST in 1985-89, he was associated with the then apex Science Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi. He holds Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees in Physics. Under the British Council ODA Scholarship, he was a Visiting fellow to the university of Oxford, Oxford, U.K. for Science policy Studies in the academic year 1984-85. He has contributed a number of technical papers, on the Physics of amorphous semi-conducting glasses, as well as on the science  - policy related issues concerning the post-independence development of science and technology in India, in national and international journals. He is a life member of the: Oxford and Cambridge Society f India, New Delhi; association of British scholars, British Council, New Delhi; Materials research Society of India, Hyderabad; and Semi-Conductor Society of India, New Delhi. He is widely traveled in India and abroad. He has delivered special lectures on science policy related studies, at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, (JNU) New Delhi. His another book, Rajiv Gandhi - His Vision of India of the 21st Century: science, technology and national development, is widely read by scholars and academics the world over.

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Bibliographic information

Title Global Warming: India's Response to Climate Change, Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation
Author Pawan Sikka
Format Hardcover
Date published: 05.03.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176580595
length xxviii+656p.