India’s Role in Global Climate Change Management


  • Poonam Kanwal Janki Devi Memorial College, University of Delhi New Delhi, India



Global Climate change refers to the long-term shifts that take place in temperature and weather conditions. These changes can occur on their own, due to variations in the solar cycle but the changes that are being referred to here are not natural they have been caused by anthropogenic activities. Green House Gases (GHGs) emissions have accumulated in the atmosphere, and they keep rising each year. It is important to limit the global temperature, otherwise, disruptions in the climatic system would create difficulties for human societies. The only way to limit rapid climate change is to decrease our collective emissions that demands global management, governance, and participation of all countries. Thus, the allocation of responsibilities for the mitigation of GHGs lies at the heart of climate change management. The main objective of this paper is to examine India’s contribution at the global level to the management of global climate change. This study used an analytical and normative approach with the qualitative research methods and secondary sources to address the research objectives. The study revealed that India has been instrumental in shaping the climate regime from the very beginning, it has played a key role in developing the normative framework of the climate regime, its principles, rules, and norms.

Keywords: Global, Climate Change Management, India