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India–China and the Emerging Global South

The global South is discontented and aims to exert its influence in reshaping global politics and finance. China and India emerge as the primary contenders for leadership in the developing and underdeveloped world. While India seeks to reform the post-war order, China endeavours to revolutionise it. India’s approach may not be fundamentally opposed to the West, as its efforts are focused on discouraging poorer nations from being lured by Chinese financial incentives. The Western powers are apprehensive about the prospect of the postcolonial developing world uniting, especially under Russian and Chinese influence. They aim to counteract such unity, ensuring that it remains fragmented.

Climate Change

The climate conference at Glasgow, COP26, has provided hopes for limiting global warming to 1.5°C. India’s commitments included achieving net-zero by 2070, alongside increasing the share of non-fossil in installed electricity generation to 50% and enhancing the emissions intensity reduction target to 45%, and working towards zero-emission vehicles. Realisation of targets requires resources and trust that the international processes will indeed fulfil expectations on finance, technical support, and capacity building. Embedding climate change within development calls for an inclusive approach for a developing country like India, where climate action aligns with the overall transition to sustainability and social, economic, and ecological resilience for its citizens.

 

How Can India Become a Global Leader in Solar Power Generation?

The advancement of the International Solar Alliance by India and France has gained prominence in the field of solar power generation. However, there are some critical challenges that India faces, such as poor supply chain of production, severely low tariffs and over-dependence on Chinese imports.
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