AbstractDeveloped world degraded and harmed the fabric of the environment in their development paths. It resulted in climate change and threatening the world economy. Hence, the developed world is forcing the developing world not to commit the same high carbon mistakes, they made in their journey of development. India does not have historical contribution to climate change. India contributes 1.18 tones of per capita CO2 emissions. Whereas USA contributes 19.10 ton, Russia contributes 11.24 tons, UK 8.60 tons and china 4.58 tons. The largest contributor to GHGs emissions in India is from energy sector which contributes 38 percent, followed by other industries with 12 percent, agriculture 18 percent, manufacturing industries 9 percent, transport 7 percent, cement 7 percent, iron and steel 6 percent and waste 3 percent. India is already compelled to spend almost 2.5 percent of its GDP on the programmes that help adaption to climate change. Climate change policies will be more effective if it integrated into sustainable development policies. The sustainable development aims to use the resources judiciously, keep the environment clean with ecosystem intact. Hence the climate change policies will get more boost integrating it into sustainable development policies. For example climate change policies aim at reducing the emissions and sustainable development aims at holistic economic development and better world for future generations too. Hence when these policies are integrated it will have more positive effect and contribute to mitigate the negatives.
Keshava, S.R. (2014) Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Indian Economy. International Journal of Physical and Social Sciences, 4 (7). ISSN 2249-5894