This paper presented by Jyoti Parikh and Kirit Parikh at Development and Mitigation Forum 2014 held at Cape Town from 27-29, 2014 analyses the implications of development on GDP growth, expenditure and the resulting emissions.

High petrol prices should be a wake-up call for India’s policymakers and citizens.

Ahead of the Copenhagen summit, there has been a flurry of announcements about cuts in emission intensity. China has announced a cut of 40 to 45 per cent by 2020.

Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh conveyed to Parliament India

This paper estimates the economic burden of respiratory illness in rural UP (Uttar Pradesh), a state in North India. This is based on a large comprehensive survey covering a sample of 7564 households in 6 districts and 51 villages in UP. The economic value of the days lost due to illness in one month is 4233 million rupees. Cleaner fuels, health education and better health care can avoid some of these expenditures.