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Asia-Pacific Development Journal

The Asia-Pacific Development Journal (APDJ) is published twice a year by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. The primary objective of the APDJ is to provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge, experience, ideas, information and data on all aspects of economic and social development issues and concerns facing the region and aims to stimulate policy debate and assist policy formulation. The APDJ provides a scholarly means for bringing together research work by eminent social scientists and development practitioners from the region and beyond for use by a variety of stakeholders. The Journal aims to stimulate policy debate and assist policy formulation in the region.

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Impact of population on carbon emission: lessons from India

The global population is more than seven billion and will likely reach nine billion by 2050. As India is home to 18 per cent of the world’s population, but has only 2.4 per cent of the land area, a great deal of pressure is being placed on all of the country’s natural resources. The increasing population has been trending towards an alarming situation; the United Nations has estimated that the country’s population will increase to 1.8 billion by the 2050 and, by 2028, it will overtake China as the world’s most populous country. The growing population and the environmental deterioration are becoming major impediments in the country’s drive to achieve sustained development in the country.

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