ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Kirit S Parikh

Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change has reiterated the principle of Common but Differentiated Responsibilities and Respective Capabilities, but has not referred to historical responsibility. How important is historical responsibility and what does it imply? How is one going to differentiate without historical responsibility? What would be India's responsibility? How do India's Intended Nationally Determined Contribution targets compare with its responsibility?

The Logic of the Expert Group Report on Petroleum Prices

The article explains the logic behind the Parikh Committee recommendation on petroleum prices. Based on considerations of who would bear what burden, the recommendations would lead to a viable and sustainable pricing policy, which would be workable over a wide range of international oil prices, which would meet the various objectives of the government, and which would limit the fiscal burden on the government and keep the domestic oil industry financially healthy and competitive.