16 Jul '11, 1am

Remarkable Opportunity for Environmental Progress for India

Remarkable Opportunity for Environmental Progress for India

As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to India later this month for the strategic dialogue, she’s likely to get a friendlier reception than she did almost two years ago when she first met with then Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh. Since that initial meeting, U.S. and Indian cooperation on climate change and clean energy have made significant progress – in key part because of Minister Jairam Ramesh. This week, Jayanti Natarajan replaced Minister Ramesh as the new environment minister. Minister Natarajan is now left with an immense opportunity to advance progress on critical issues in India’s rapid economic development – environment and climate change – catalyzed by Minister Ramesh. (2009 Photo: newshopper.sulekha.com) Minister Ramesh redefined climate change and environmental policy both domestically in India and internationally. Central to the shift was India’s 20...

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