Thiruvananthapuram: The progressive policies of successive state governments has seen Kerala develop a record in social and human development indices which had been noted by many countries across the world, Rachel Brass, First Secretary (energy and climate), British High Commission in Delhi, said today.
Speaking at a discussion on socio-economic causes and impact of climate change, hosted by the High Commission for legislators in Kerala,she said Kerala`s model of decentralised government and devolution of power to local bodies was commendable.
Brass said the U.K. Was working with India in the context of its national and state action plans on climate change. The U.K. Had shared policy lessons which helped make low-carbon inclusive growth a key element of the 12th Five Year Plan.
"We have helped India implement its Perform Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme that obliges energy-intensive sectors to measure,report and improve their energy efficiency," she said.
MLAs M V Sreyams Kumar, A P Abdullakutty, P C Vishnunath and experts in various fields took part in the discussion.