Why energy transitions are the key to environmental progress

At the United Nations’ climate talks in Paris in 2015, US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi both emphasised the need to find climate solutions that advance, rather than undermine, India’s development prospects.

This article originally appeared in Issue 5 2016 of our print magazine. The digital version of the full magazine can be read online or downloaded free of charge.

But, the reality of what both nations are doing on climate change does not live up to the rhetoric. The overwhelming focus of US-Indian government climate efforts is on expanding renewables and increasing energy efficiency. Both have merit, but should be third in the list of priorities and not topmost.

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Courtesy: ESI Africa