This book traces economic and political issues through SAARC’s thirty-year journey. Topical and well-researched, this collection provides a comprehensive assessment of SAARC and provides policy directives for the future. The book points out the issues and constraints that have hindered regional cooperation in South Asia. It establishes that despite being democracies, there has been little effort by member nations to promote regional cooperation in the public domain. It stresses that in view of the increased role that countries wish to play in globalisation, economic cooperation is the way forward. The book further argues that political will is the pivot on which the prospect of regional cooperation revolves.
Chapter 5: South Asia'S Mounting Ecological Challenge: Regional Cooperation is the Only Answer
South Asia'S Mounting Ecological Challenge: Regional Cooperation is the Only Answer
The Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released recently has confirmed with scientific evidence what has been evident for several years: that global temperatures are on a secular upward trend; that this warming trend is causally related to the increasing accumulation of greenhouse gases, in particular carbon dioxide, in the earth's atmosphere; that this, in turn, is the result of the increasing use and burning of carbon-based fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas, in the course of rapid industrialisation and that unless the increase in global temperature is limited to 2 degrees centigrade or less ...