The discussion explored what this Agreement could mean for India. India is a highly vulnerable country to climate change impacts, and has much to gain from an effective climate agreement. At the same time, India has considerable future energy needs if we are to meet domestic goals of poverty alleviation and sustainable development. The 2015 Agreement potentially carries implications for both objectives. The panelists briefly introduced India’s stakes in the global climate debate and the basic outlines of the 2015 Agreement, before discussing its broader implications for India’s development future. The discussion concluded by a question-answer session with the audience.

Topic: The Paris Agreement on climate and implications for India


  • Mr. Chandra Bhushan, Deputy Director General, Centre for Science and Environment
  • Dr. Navroz Dubash, Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research
  • Dr. Sharachchandra Lele, Senior Fellow, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment

A recording of the panel discussion can be viewed below: