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Publications

Toward a Comprehensive Approach to Youth Empowerment for Climate Action

Policy brief
| September 23, 2020

Download This brief focuses on empowering the youth to act on climate change and environmental protection by strengthening formal and informal environmental and sustainability education.

Discussion paper on National Inventory Management System (NIMS) in India - Issues, needs and implementation framework

Policy brief
| September 22, 2020

The paper discusses that a centralized National Inventory Management System (NIMS) in India is the need of the hour and its operational contours should be decided as expeditiously as possible. This is needed not only to compute India's emissions from various sources and sinks comprehensively and correctly, but also fulfill India’s international obligations to track the progress in respect of mitigation related commitments such as economy-wide goal to reduce emissions intensity and the sectoral goals as envisaged under India’s NDC.

Build Back Better: Revitalizing Clean Urbanization to Drive India's Post-Covid Economic Growth

Policy brief
| September 22, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the world economies in a unique and at an unprecedented scale. On the flipside, it has also given an opportunity to the economies, business and industries to rethink and respond on the type of recovery path they choose that essentially leads to minimal disruption and long-term stability. This report argues that sustainable urbanization should be front and centre of the recovery plan, in order to put the Indian economy back on a more equitable high growth pathway.

पटियाला और लुधियाना के कूड़े से भरे तालाबों में आई जान : फिर से हुए लबालब

Article
| September 18, 2020

सालों पुराने तालाब कूड़े के ढेर में तब्दील हो रहे थे। लेकिन इन सिकुड़ते तालाबों को टेरी और यूबियल ने मिलकर सामुदायिक सहभागिता से पुनर्जीवित किया है। सबकी भागीदारी से ये तालाब अब पानी से लबालब भर गए हैं। घटते भूजल स्तर के लिए एक तालाब का बड़ा महत्व है। इस तरह के प्रयास जारी रहने चाहिए।

Unlocking the co-benefits of decarbonising India's power sector

Policy brief
| September 18, 2020

India is in the midst of an energy transition, with important social and economic implications depending on the pathways that are chosen. India's energy pathway will define the basis for its future development, including economic prosperity, business and employment opportunities as well as health impacts. At the same time, current investment decisions in India's energy sector will have a substantial impact on combating global warming and securing the livelihoods of people in India and elsewhere.

A Lens and a Filter: Tools for Accelerating COVID Recovery While Enabling Low Carbon Emissions Growth

Article
| September 18, 2020

Developing green skills in India's workforce and enabling access to green equity is a need of the hour for recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, and to nudge India ahead on the path of low carbon growth.

Impact of Environmental Regulation on Utility Business

Policy brief
| September 17, 2020

This paper examines the impact of the electric utilities sector on the environment, including global climate change and more local or regional environmental issues such as air pollution.

Making Mission Possible: Delivering a Net-Zero Economy

Policy brief
| September 16, 2020

The primary route to decarbonisation will be clean electrification, complemented by hydrogen, sustainable biomass and fossil fuels combined with carbon capture, says the report

भारत में गवेषण एवं खनन: गहन खोज का समय

Policy brief
| September 14, 2020

भारत में खनिजों के लिए सर्वाधिक भू-वैज्ञानिक संभावनाएं हैं। ऊपरी सतह अथवा उससे कुछ नीचे स्थित अधिकांश खनिज खोजे जा चुके हैं और गहराई में छिपे हुए खनिज निक्षेपण के लिए एक गहन खोज की आवश्यकता है। इसका अभिप्राय है नवीनतम प्रौद्योकियों के द्वारा सतत आधार पर गवेषण किए जाएं।

Examining Temporal Change and Prediction of Future Land Use Using Geospatial Approach: A Case Study of Talpona River Watershed in Goa, India

Research Paper
| September 14, 2020

Land-use change leads to environmental change on spatial and temporal scales. For better water resource management, understanding the interaction between landuse changes and local hydrology is crucial. This study analyzed the land-use change over past years and predicted the future one in Talpona river watershed in Goa. Land Change Modeler was used for change analysis between satellite images of 1993, 2014 and 2019 map for validation. The Kappa co-efficient of 0.73 indicated acceptable accuracy. Multi-Layer Perceptron neural network was used for prediction of land-use for 2030 and 2040.