Climate Change: Alternate Governance Policy for South Asia provides an assessment of climate change issues through the socioeconomic lens of one of the world's poorest, most populous regions. Although climate change is a global issue, localized solutions have become increasingly necessary to address political, economic and cultural factors in underdeveloped regions. Identifying successes, gaps and shortcomings in existing policies and regional laws relating to climate change, this book evaluates the sustainability of current practices, examining mitigation strategies and suggesting a comprehensive, innovative model of sustainable policies and governance strategy specific to the region.
While the book approaches climate change, policy and mitigation from a regionally-focused standpoint, it has an underlying philosophy of Think Global, Act Local, making it universally applicable to anyone interested in climate change and its effects.
Ranadhir Mukhopadhyay is an Earth scientist with 33 years of research experience. His work focuses on mineral exploration, plate boundary geometry, seafloor geodynamics, resource management, and climate change and governance. He is currently Chief Scientist with CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography in Goa and previously worked as Director of Mauritius Oceanography Institute. He has authored two books and four-dozen research papers. Dr. Mukhopadhyay has degrees from Calcutta University and Burdwan University, conducted post-doctoral research with the University of Hawaii, and recently completed his second PhD at the Indira Gandhi National Open University in New Delhi. S.M. Karisiddaiah is a geoscientist with extensive experience relating to the formation and evolution of western continental margin of India, gas hydrates, manganese nodules, and plate boundary geodynamics. In addition to his work with the National Institute of Oceanography, Dr. Karisiddaiah has researched manganese nodules onboard the R.V. Gaveshani and received a Post-Doctoral fellowship from Berlin's Free University to study methane emissions from oceanic sediments. He is the author of several internationally acclaimed research publications and has contributed to numerous national and international seminars and symposia. Dr. Karisiddaiah is a member of the Geological Society of India and the Indian Geophysical Union. Julie Mukhopadhyay is a social scientist with 30 years of experience of fieldwork in educational, social, human development, and climate change sectors in both rural and urban areas of South Asia and Africa.
1. Introduction 2. Scientific Assessment 3. Political Ecology 4. Carbon Policy of South Asia 5. Transform Threat to Opportunity 6. Alternate Governance Policy