Climate Change: India’s Perception and Legal Framework

  • Raj Kumar Garg
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  • Raj Kumar Garg

    Ph.D Research Scholar at Law Department, H.P. University, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.

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Abstract

India is such a vast nation with many people living in poverty, poor infrastructure, and a lack of government planning to deal with complicated weather systems, it is particularly vulnerable to climate change. Unpredictable monsoons, floods, increasing sea levels, and rising temperatures plague India. Climate change is a major environmental problem across the world. The main reason is the accumulation of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere. The increase in carbon dioxide emissions is largely due to the use of fossil fuels and land-use changes, while the increase in methane and nitrous oxide emissions is mainly due to agriculture. There are many laws and policies enacted in India to combat climate change, and even the judiciary plays a part in saving the environment. This article examines the concept of climate change, its influence on India, climate-related laws and policies, and the judicial response to climate change.

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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 5, Page 276 - 290

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.111910

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