Locating the Media Discourse of Climate Change Policy Network in India 2007-2010

Friday, July 18, 2014: 6:10 PM
Room: 503
Oral Presentation
Pradip SWARNAKAR , Humanities and Social Sciences, InstituteTechnology & Management , Gwalior, MP, India
Sony PELLISSERY , CSSEIP, National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India
This paper explains the framing of climate change in Indian newspapers.  With its economic growth, India has become a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions and has a major role to play in any global cooperation to reduce emissions.   Yet India’s rhetoric and concerns about climate change differ from other developing and developed countries.  India is the world’s largest democracy, but it has a weak state that lacks levers of control over its society and economy.  Consequently, the distinct framing that India’s newspapers give to climate change concerns, not the need for new government policies, but the need to convince and mobilize civil society.