Dr Tapan Sarker
India, which accounts for 4.1% of the total global emission, formally joined the Paris Climate Change Agreement by submitting its instrument of ratification at UN headquarters in New York on 2 October 2016. By putting Gandhi's seal on the climate deal, India will now urge the global community to adopt a 'Gandhian way of life' to reduce their carbon footprint and protect the earth from adverse impact of climate change. While this has been seen by many as a new pathway for India towards a low carbon economy, including the inclusion of climate justice and sustainable lifestyles, many will understandably question how India's growing private business sector will adapt such measures to achieve the goals.
With his research focuses on the political economy of sustainable development, Dr Sarker will offer both theoretically and practically grounded perspectives on the challenges for the Indian business sector in achieving the climate goals.
Dr Sarker is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of International Business and Asian Studies and a member of the Griffith Asia Institute and Griffith Centre for Sustainable Enterprise. More recently he was a scholar in residence at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. His most recent co-authored book publications are Political Economy of Sustainable Development (Edward Elgar, 2015) and The Asian Century, Sustainable Growth and Climate Change: Responsible Futures Matter (Edward Elgar, 2013).
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