CPR -Quarterly Newsletter (April-June 2018)

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Quarterly Newsletter (April-June 2018)
Watch the full video (above) of the keynote by Professor Yochai Benkler introducing ‘Metamorphoses’ – a series of nine interactions, which will unfold over a year, covering different aspects of the digital revolution. Metamorphoses is a modest effort to try and bridge the gap between digital technologies, which are transforming our lives, and our understanding of their multiple dimensions. The series is a joint initiative between NITI Aayog (the Government of India’s think tank), India International Centre (IIC) and Centre for Policy Research (CPR).
The Right to Food Debates: Social Protection for Food Security in India
Harsh Mandar, Ashwin Parulkar and Ankita Aggarwal
Book | Orient Blackswan, 2018

State food provisioning in India had been regarded as an instrument of social policy since Independence. In 2001, however, following a series of starvation deaths in several states, a Public Interest Litigation in the Supreme Court served as the catalyst for extensive debates regarding the recognition of the right to food as a basic right in India.

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Human Rights in the Climate Change Regime
Lavanya Rajamani
Book Chapter | The Human Right to a Healthy Environment, 2018

This chapter explores the human rights implications of various provisions in the international climate change regime. In particular, it examines, in forensic detail, the human rights recital in the preamble of the Paris Agreement, the first explicit reference to human rights in the climate change regime. It does so with a view to exposing the contestations and possibilities between and beyond the text of the Paris Agreement.

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The principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities in the international climate change regime
Lavanya Rajamani
Book Chapter | Research Handbook on Climate Disaster Law, Barriers and Opportunities, 2018

Through assessing climate disaster law in relation to international, public, private and environmental law this Research Handbook considers the unique challenges, barriers and opportunities that climate disasters pose for law and policy. Scientific and empirical evidence suggests that the laws addressing natural disasters cannot be adequately applied to disasters that are caused by climate change. Featuring contributions from leading international experts, this Research Handbook will be a useful resource for those with an interest in environmental law and international policymaking.

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Some More Highlights
Caring for the coast- Building regulatory compliance through community action
CPR-Namati Environmental Justice Program
Briefs & Reports
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Migration Junctions in India and Indonesia Reimagining Places, Reorienting Policy
Mukta Naik, Gregory Randolph
Briefs & Reports
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General Issues in Elaborating the Paris Agreement
Daniel Bodansky, Lavanya Rajamani
Briefs & Reports
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Structuring the UNFCCC 2018 Facilitative Dialogue
Lavanya Rajamani
Briefs & Reports
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Balancing State, Utility and Social Need in Agricultural Electricity Subsidy: The Case for a Holistic Approach to Reform
Ashwini Swain, Udai S Mehta
Briefs & Reports
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Improving Urban Sanitation in India: Lessons from Malaysia
Anju Dwivedi, Amandeep Singh
Briefs & Reports
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Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban): Need vs Planning
Sama Khan
Briefs & Reports
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School Sanitation in Odisha
Shamindra Nath Roy, Sukriti Jhingta
Briefs & Reports
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The legal character and operational relevance of the Paris Agreement’s temperature goal
Lavanya Rajamani, Jacob Werksman
Journal Article
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Towards demand-side solutions for mitigating climate change
Radhika Khosla et al
Journal Article
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An Unresolved Legal Question About Forest Rights
Kanchi Kohli
Journal Article​
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The Numbers Game – How Well Has It Served the Cause of Education?
Kiran Bhatty
Journal Article
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Cascading biases against poorer countries
Navroz K Dubash et al
Journal Article
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Decentralised Approach to Tackling Nutrition
Avani Kapur
Journal Article
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Transboundary politics of cooperation: Telugu ganga project, India
Srinivas Chokkakula
Journal Article
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The State of Emergency in India: Böckenförde’s Model in a Sub-National Context
Shylashri Shankar
Journal Article
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Whose carbon is burnable? Equity considerations in the allocation of a “right to extract”
Navroz K Dubash et al
Journal Article
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Democracy and India’s Foreign Policy
Zorawar Daulet Singh
Journal Article
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Census towns in India – Current patterns and Future Discourses
Shamindra Nath Roy, Kanhu Charan Pradhan
Working Paper
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The Election in Karnataka: Caste, Class, and Regional Complexity
Pranav Kuttaiah, Neelanjan Sircar
Working Paper
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