President Obama is set to
arrive in India this weekend. Last time the president
visited one of the world's foremost developing economies, China, he
historic deal on climate change.
As the world's third largest emitter, India is coming
under increasing pressure to
follow suit. But there are a number of reasons why such an
accord is unlikely.
In advance of Obama's visit, Carbon Brief takes a look
at the factors likely to shape India's energy and climate choices
in the coming years, and what it means for the world's efforts to
tackle climate change.
Population and poverty
India has become noticeably more progressive on
climate change under
prime minister Narendra Modi. It remains adamant that the
world's developed economies must shoulder most of the
responsibility for curbing emissions, however.