Copenhagen summit

Climate politics is not much of a domestic issue in India even though it is perhaps more at risk from climate change than other nations.

In Australia, climate change and the politics around it even caused a political crisis recently.

Climate was mentioned in election manifestoes for the first time in India’s general elections this year.

No government or political party in the country has ever earned a mandate in the name of an environmental issue.

There are no equivalents of a ‘Green Party‘ here.

Probably the biggest environment related-movement in the country — the Narmada Bachao Andolan — chose to remain outside electoral politics.