Green Signals

Ecology, Growth, and Democracy in India

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ISBN:

9780199457526

Publication date:

16/02/2015

Hardback

616 pages

216.0x140.0mm

Price: 895.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780199457526

Publication date:

16/02/2015

Hardback

616 pages

216.0x140.0mm

First Edition

Jairam Ramesh

Told from the perspective of a pivotal decisionmaker, the book addresses the challenges involved in trying to ensure economic growth with ecological security. It takes us through India's coming of age in the global environmental and climate change community to take on a leadership role that is progressive, proactive, and steeped in national interest. Using speaking orders on high-profile projects, notes and letters to the Prime Minister, ministerial colleagues, chief ministers and others, Jairam Ramesh gives an insight into the debates, struggles, challenges, and obstacles to bringing environmental considerations into the mainstream of political and economic decision-making. 

Suitable for: Institutional libraries,  departments of political science, environmental studies, and developmental studies, research organizations and think tanks working in these areas, students, teachers and research scholars of political science, environmental studies, development studies; policymakers; journalists, NGOs, and the generally interested reader. 

Rights:  World Rights

First Edition

Jairam Ramesh

Description

The debate on whether to privilege economic growth over ecological security is passé. Environmental considerations must be at the heart of economic growth, especially for a country of 1.25 billion people destined to add another 400 million by the middle of the century. Green Signals chronicles the ‘1991 moment’ in India’s environmental decision-making, telling the story of how, for the first time, the doors of the environment ministry were opened to voices, hitherto unheard, into the policy-making process. It details efforts to change the way environment is viewed both by proponents of environmental security and those who prize economic growth at all costs. Told from the perspective of a pivotal decision maker, the book addresses the challenges involved in trying to ensure economic growth with ecological security. It takes us through India’s coming of age in the global environmental and climate change community to take on a leadership role that is progressive, proactive, and steeped in national interest. Using speaking orders on high-profile projects, notes and letters to the Prime Minister, ministerial colleagues, chief ministers and others, Jairam Ramesh gives an insight into the debates, struggles, challenges, and obstacles to bringing environmental considerations into the mainstream of political and economic decision-making. This collection reveals the story of the author's attempt at the highest levels of governance to introduce effective decision-making, a transparent and accountable administration, and to make environmental concerns an essential component of a nation’s quest to accelerate economic growth and end the scourge of poverty and deprivation. 

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First Edition

Jairam Ramesh

Table of contents

List of Tables 
A Note of Thanks 
The Running Thread 
1. Expanding the Public Space 
2. The Trade-offs 
3. The Choices 
4. Beyond Clearances 
5. The Science Anchor 
6. The Executive Awakes 
7. Gross to Green 
8. The Coal Saga 
9. Energy Dilemmas 
10. Repositioning India Globally 
A Final Word 
Index 

About the Author 

First Edition

Jairam Ramesh

Features

  • Engages one of the most contemporary issues in Indian politics—the connect between ecology, growth, democracy
  • Gives an insight into the debates, challenges, and obstacles related to the question of bringing environmental considerations into the mainstream of political and economic decision-making in India
  • Told from the perspective of an erstwhile pivotal decision-maker in the ministry of environment and forests, provides an 'insider's' take on the various matters
  • Rich in sources—contains speaking orders of high-profile projects; lectures; letters and notes to the Prime Minister, other ministers, chief ministers and others on topics such as environment, climate change, forestry, and wildlife

First Edition

Jairam Ramesh

First Edition

Jairam Ramesh

Description

The debate on whether to privilege economic growth over ecological security is passé. Environmental considerations must be at the heart of economic growth, especially for a country of 1.25 billion people destined to add another 400 million by the middle of the century. Green Signals chronicles the ‘1991 moment’ in India’s environmental decision-making, telling the story of how, for the first time, the doors of the environment ministry were opened to voices, hitherto unheard, into the policy-making process. It details efforts to change the way environment is viewed both by proponents of environmental security and those who prize economic growth at all costs. Told from the perspective of a pivotal decision maker, the book addresses the challenges involved in trying to ensure economic growth with ecological security. It takes us through India’s coming of age in the global environmental and climate change community to take on a leadership role that is progressive, proactive, and steeped in national interest. Using speaking orders on high-profile projects, notes and letters to the Prime Minister, ministerial colleagues, chief ministers and others, Jairam Ramesh gives an insight into the debates, struggles, challenges, and obstacles to bringing environmental considerations into the mainstream of political and economic decision-making. This collection reveals the story of the author's attempt at the highest levels of governance to introduce effective decision-making, a transparent and accountable administration, and to make environmental concerns an essential component of a nation’s quest to accelerate economic growth and end the scourge of poverty and deprivation. 

Kindly download the flyer for more details.

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Table of contents

List of Tables 
A Note of Thanks 
The Running Thread 
1. Expanding the Public Space 
2. The Trade-offs 
3. The Choices 
4. Beyond Clearances 
5. The Science Anchor 
6. The Executive Awakes 
7. Gross to Green 
8. The Coal Saga 
9. Energy Dilemmas 
10. Repositioning India Globally 
A Final Word 
Index 

About the Author 

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