20 Dec 2018
District Mineral Foundations present an opportunity to benefit communities bearing the socio-economic, environmental impacts of mining operations
07 Sep 2018
| Ms Diya Dasgupta
A report on opportunities for resource saving along the value chain in the solar PV sector In 2010, India launched the renewable energy programme 'Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM)', with the objective of deploying 20,000 mega watt (MW) of solar power by 2022. This target was revised to 100,000 MW of which 60,000 MW has to be grid connected and 40,000 MW has to be rooftop solar. This will require supply and use of newer materials to manufacture different solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies while maintaining cost competiveness in the sector. Resource efficiency will be key in achieving these objectives.
07 Sep 2018
| Ms Garima Jasuja
A report on resource efficiency in India's EV sector In 2017, India announced its plans of going 100% electric by 2030 as a part of its larger commitments of COP21. Indian automobile industry has been growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 4.4% from FY12-17, and absolute annual production is expected to reach 50 million in next 15 years from 25.3 million in 2017. With transportation sector accounting for 22% of world’s greenhouse gas emissions, this growth should take place in a sustainable manner, which is adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) for mobility.
31 Aug 2015
All economies of the world depend upon the use of renewable natural resources1 for their growth. This relationship inherently reflects that continued increase in extraction of resources is a must to sustain economic growth. Inevitably, a tipping point is reached from where the regeneration rates of the resources diminish due to depletion of the resource stock. The resource production peaks and declines which lead to a delayed feedback on the economy, ultimately restricting its ability to grow and sustain its level of output.
24 Aug 2013
A major part of the Indian GDP is spent on public procurement. Owing to large spending on procurement, Indian public sector can push towards a process of sustainable production and consumption through sustainable public procurement. Once such a process is implemented with specific contexts, it can create social, economic and environmental benefits. With this background, the policy brief explores why there is a need to promote sustainable public procurement within India. Further, it highlights how such a procurement process can be implemented within India by drawing from international experiences.