India’s Perspective on Climate Change

CLIMATE HOUR — India has now surpassed China as the world’s most populous nation. That’s almost one-and-a-half billion people living in an area three times smaller than the United States. To put that in perspective, a person living in the U.S. has on average 12 times more space than a person living in India. To put that in GLOBAL perspective, 17% of the entire world’s population lives in India. India’s perspective on climate change plays an increasingly important role in the planet’s future.

India has the world’s third largest carbon footprint … after the United States and China. India produces around 2.5 billion tons of GHG annually. On a per person basis, that’s only 1/5th the average emissions of a person in China, and 1/8th the average emission of a person in the United States. But, by any metric, India is one of the top three players in creating and reversing climate change.

Join host, Bob Grove, and guests to discuss India’s Perspective on Climate Change. Guests include:

  • Arjit Jere – nature educator, Foliage Outdoors and freelance nature writer
  • Pournima Agharkar – environmental scientist, Secretary of the Indian Network on Ethics and Climate Change (INECC), and Sustainability Facilitator at LAYA Resource Centre, Visakhapatnam and Samuchit Enviro Tech, Pune.

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Arkit Jere

Pournima Agharkar

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