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Climate change/Environment

Economics Nobel and Climate Change in India


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(Co-authored with Lekha Chakraborty)
The Economics Nobel 2018, awarded to William Nordhaus of Yale University and Paul Romer of New York University, has put climate change on the centre stage of public discourse. The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded on 8 October 2018, for his ground-breaking ...

Monsoon Intensity and Indian Rural Economy: Can States Initiate Climate Responsive Budgeting?


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(This blog post was originally prepared in “five minutes script template” for the External Services Division of All India Radio, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. Broadcast on October 8th, 2018, All Units.
In India, 70 per cent of annual rainfall is received in ...

Environmental Federalism: A Roadmap for Climate Responsive Budgeting (CRB) in India


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[Co-authored with Amandeep Kaur]


A climate responsive budgeting (CRB) for both adaptation and mitigation is a dynamic process in environmental federalism.* A promising framework for CRB has been evolving within the purview of the Public Financial Management (PFM) over the years across selected Asian and African countries including Morocco ...

Think-Act local, and Share global


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- A simple approach to finding synergy between Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreement.

Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement are treated as substitutable processes 
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement (PCA, henceforth) are, arguably, two of the most influential contemporary developments ...