Happymon Jacob speaks to ambassador Chandrashekhar Dasgupta, a retired Indian diplomat and author, about the international discourse on climate change, unpacking the various themes that it entails. He elaborates on the twin aspects of responding to climate change: mitigation and adaptation.
Furthermore, Dasgupta discusses the international climate change regime, beginning from the Rio Convention, through the Kyoto Protocol up till the recent Paris Agreement. He also assesses the implications of the US withdrawal from the Paris agreement.
Finally, he stresses the significance of climate activism and suggests ways to move forward. He provides a comprehensive analysis of India’s efforts to combat climate change and suggests areas requiring further impetus.