India and Africa leverage climate diplomacy

This brief highlights the importance of climate diplomacy in Indian foreign policy, and the country’s role in the North-South politics of climate negotiations as a leading member of the Global South that includes Africa. It focuses on two India-led multistakeholder global partnership organisations—i.e., the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)—both of which are working to combat the two regions’ shared misfortunes of disproportionate vulnerability to the impacts of climate change. It explores possible ways by which India and Africa can strengthen their climate cooperation towards ensuring sustainable livelihoods for their 2.84 billion people.