Climatic Change: The Indian Challenge

By Prabhakar Venugopal Gantasala, Swapna Bhargavi Gantasala and Santhosh Kumar.

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

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Climate change perhaps is one of the important global challenges that having implications for food production, water supply, health, energy, etc. Comprehending these issues and initiating a coordinated action are prerequisite at national and global level. The authors set out to explore the challenges and the adaptive capacity of developing countries like India when faced with climate change. It is also clear that the adaptive capacity of India is low like other developing countries. The efforts initiated by the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol provisions are laudable but need to be bolstered with environmentally sustainable technologies, and promotion of energy efficiency, renewable energy, forest conservation, reforestation, water conservation, etc. What then becomes primordial is to reduce the vulnerability of these developing countries to projected climate change. India and other developing countries need to initiate and promote mitigation and adaptation strategies, bearing the cost of such an effort, and its implications for economic development.

Keywords: Adaptation, Costs, India, Mitigation, Vulnerability

International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.1-20. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 968.949KB).

Dr. Prabhakar Venugopal Gantasala

Professor, Department of Management Studies, New York Institute of Technology, Amman, Jordan

I have fourteen years experience of working with different Business Schools in teaching, research and consultancy. I have been conferred with the Prof.K.Venkat Reddy gold medal in MBA for the batch 1992-1994 by S.K. University. I have been awarded with Doctor of Philosophy in Management for my dissertation titled ‘Organizational Culture and Network Embeddedness’. I possess to my credit a bachelors degree in law with Labor legislations as specialization. I have published five articles in different Journals and presented my research work in Human Resource Management, Knowledge Management, and Organizational Culture in various International Conferences including one in the International Colloquium on Business and Management, Bangkok. Have also undertaken consultancy work for the Government of Andhra Pradesh, India.

Swapna Bhargavi Gantasala

Assistant Professor, Department of Business Management, Aurora Post Graduate College, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

I am an Assistant Professor at Aurora P.G. College, handling Finance and Marketing specializations for MBA students. I have been associated with the Bank of America and then moved to academics. I have presented papers at various International conferences, one including at the International Colloquium of Business and Management, Bangkok. I am currently pursuing my doctoral program in Marketing and involved with research in HR and Marketing.

Santhosh Kumar

Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies, Bhoj Reddy Engineering College for Women, Hyderabad., Bhoj Reddy College of Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

I have two years of experience in teaching subjects related to Human Resource Management, Marketing and International Business. I have been actively involved in research and presently am pursuing my doctoral programme.

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