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Sustainable and Climate Resilient Development for India

Author Name: Amitav Mallik | Format: Hardcover | Genre : Business, Investing & Management | Other Details

India, home to over 1.4 billion people, is highly vulnerable to the devastating impacts of global warming. As a rapidly developing economy, it faces the uphill task of balancing economic growth, social equity, and environmental conservation. 

In these trying times, this book presents a compelling case for investing in sustainable and climate-resilient development strategies to avert a climate-challenged future while safeguarding its economy and ecology. 

Rich in theory, empirical evidence, and practical insights, the book aims to serve as a valuable resource for policymakers, academics, students, and practitioners. It unearths unique insights to inspire informed actions toward shaping a more sustainable and climate-resilient future for India and the world.

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Amitav Mallik

Prof Amitav Mallik, who heads the PIC programme on Energy, Environment and Climate Change (EECC) research at PIC since 2012, is actually an expert on High Power Laser technology and also a diplomat as Adviser, Defence Technology at Indian Embassy in Washington DC for 6 years from 1988. On return to India, his pioneering work in High Power Lasers contributed to India's Laser weapons capability for Satellite Defence. He was awarded the 'Padma Shri' in 2002, and later served on the National Security Advisory Board for 3 years – 2003-06. He has authored books on strategic technologies and energy security, before focusing on Energy, Environment and Climate Change at Pune International Centre as a Trustee and a Distinguished Fellow.

His pioneering leadership helped PIC to publish pathbreaking reports on how a large urban conglomerate like Pune Metropolitan Region (PMR) can become Net Carbon Neutral by 2030. His focus on local solutions for Climate Action is steadily guiding PMR to become a pioneering leader for transforming all urban areas in India to reach ‘Net-Zero’ as a new pathway to sustainable and climate-resilient development for India in the future. 

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