Global Energy Policy in Response to Climate Change

By Abraham Varghese and Joseph N Thomas.

Published by The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses

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In the recent past, renewable and alternate energy technologies, policies and strategies have achieved an increasing momentum in most of the developing countries for mitigating global climate change due to the alarming rise
in Green house gases. Energy, environment and sustainable development have become a major concern in the developing world due to its impact on climate change, economic growth and ecological conservation. In a few generations, mankind is in the process of exhausting fossil fuel reserves that were generated over several hundred million years. Sustainable development of the country is possible only through the balanced technological development, together with switching on to the renewable energy and the recycling
techniques. The growth rate of Asian economy has outstripped the global growth rate. Asia, particularly India and China are achieving accelerated economic growth especially by exploring the new and renewable energy technologies. India has to achieve 15% of renewable energy potential by 2012 which will be only 12% according to the current growth rate in order to cope up with developing
countries like China and other global economies. The theme of the paper is to formulate a global energy policy for finding new strategies for sensible utilization and conservation of depleting conventional energy resources,
and exploring new possibilities and applications of renewable and alternative energy techniques. This paper analyses the energy policies of the leading Economies to form a global energy policy for catalyzing synergy between
sustainable economic development and the enhanced demand for energy requirements and to maintain harmony with the nature by mitigating climate change.

Keywords: Sustainable Development, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Global Energy Policy

The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp.115-130. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.003MB).

Abraham Varghese

Chief Scientific Officer, Environmental Consultancy, The Remnant Enviro Engineers, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Completed B.Tech in Civil Engineering from Bangalore university. Completed M.tech in Environmental Engineering from Visveswaraiah technological university. Attended many national and International conferences as a speaker. Published 7 papers in both International and national conferences. Achieved an award of excellence in a poster presentation conducted by Bangalore university in October 2007. Worked as chief Scientific Officer in an Environmental Consultancy, TREE. Worked as Principal Investigator in a Research project on ‘Effective micro organism technology’, headed a interdisciplinary team of two Research Doctors of Biotechnology and Chemistry. Worked as a lecturer in Acharya Institute of Technology, Bangalore from March 2007 to May 2008. The main streams of research interest are Air quality modeling, waste management, Water quality assessment, solid waste management, Biogas generation and Effective micro organism technology.

Joseph N Thomas

Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Measi Academy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Completed Btech in Architecture from Kerala university. Completed PG diploma in Environmental planning from CEPT. Presented 5 papers in National level conferences.Worked as group senior planner in Wilbursmith associates Pvt Ltd for 3years. 4 years work experience in teaching. Presently working as Assistant Professor in Measi academy of Architecture.Strems of interest are Urban environmental planning, housing, earthquake study

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