Hamid Ansari releases book titled 'India, Climate Change, and the Global Commons'

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New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari released a book entitled "Encircling the Seamless - India, Climate Change, and the Global Commons" in the national capital on Wednesday, penned down by Professor A. Damodaran.

The book explores global environmental negotiations against the backdrop of complex political relations, the climate change conventions and multilateral environmental assessments and their effect on special interest groups.

On the occasion, Vice President Ansari said: "This is a book with a difference and I am glad to have been given the chance of browsing through it on the excuse of this afternoon's gathering."

"It deals with a seemingly familiar subject but approaches it innovatively and meaningfully. In the process, it questions, perhaps demolishes, some major premises," he added.

Vice President Ansari further said Professor Damodaran puts forth an important proposition: that global commons are, in the first place, local commons.

"His conclusion is equally telling - that global commons can be better conserved if they are de-instrumentalized and de-securitized and linked to the fight for the local commons. This would necessitate a fundamental paradigm shift," he added. (ANI)

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