• Tendu-Factsheet-Maharashtra

    Forest Fires, Climate Change and Tendu Patta – An Evidence-based Analysis for Maharashtra

    CATEGORY : Climate Change | Forests

    The study of Maharashtra was undertaken as part of a research project that aims at, among other things, establishing the linkages between tendu patta collection practices and forest fires. Further, it aims at understanding the impact of these fires in terms of the area burnt and the emissions.

  • Tendu-Factsheet-Odisha

    Forest Fires, Climate Change and Tendu Patta – An Evidence-based Analysis for Odisha

    CATEGORY : Climate Change | Forests

    The study of Odisha was undertaken as part of a research project that aims at, among other things, establishing the linkages between tendu patta collection practices and forest fires. Further, it aims at understanding the impact of these fires in terms of the area burnt and the emissions.

  • Tendu-Factsheet-Chhattisgarh

    Forest Fires, Climate Change and Tendu Patta – An Evidence-based Analysis for Chhattisgarh

    CATEGORY : Climate Change | Forests

    The study of Chhattisgarh was undertaken as part of a research project that aims at, among other things, establishing the linkages between tendu patta collection practices and forest fires. Further, it aims at understanding the impact of these fires in terms of the area burnt and the emissions.

  • Just Transition and infomal coal workers in coal regions in India

    Just Transition and informal coal workers in coal regions in India

    There is a high proportion of informal workers in India’s coal states and districts who are directly dependent
    on coal for an income. These workers are engaged in a variety of activities related to coal mining, coal transportation, and in the coal washeries. Besides, a large proportion of people earn a living by gathering and selling coal. These workers collectively constitute the informal coal economy.

  • Korba Planning a Just Transition for India_s Biggest Coal and Power District

    Korba: Planning a Just Transition for India’s Biggest Coal and Power District

    The study of the Korba district of Chhattisgarh was undertaken to understand what a just transition will mean and entail for India’s top coal mining and coal-based power districts, and how a just transition planning can be approached.

  • An International Cooperation Framework for Just Transition

    An International Cooperation Framework for Just Transition

    Developing countries require massive financial and technical support to ensure just and equitable phase out of coal under accelerated timelines, aligned with achieving decarbonization goals. The requirement of strengthened support has been brought up on several occasions at the ongoing COP26.

  • Defining and Framing Just Transition for India

    Defining and Framing Just Transition for India

    A precise definition and an appropriate framing of just transition in the context of India’s fossil fuel regions and economy is essential to build policy momentum and public engagement on the issue. This is also important for formulation of relevant policies and just transition plans that are guided by the principles of social and environmental justice, and are designed to achieve net positive social, economic and environmental outcomes.

  • Baseline Assessment Report Rishikesh

    Baseline Assessment Study of Solid and Plastic Waste in Rishikesh

    Within project Aviral – Reducing Plastic Waste in the Ganga, plastic waste entering the cities environments is reduced by strengthening an integrative and improved plastic waste management system in the two Ganga cities Haridwar and Rishikesh. The efforts also contribute to achieving the objectives of the flagship programs of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (Namami Gange) and the Clean India Mission (Swachh Bharat Mission). In order to sustainably enhance existing capacities, improve selected elements of the plastic waste value chain, promote innovations and implement awareness activities.

  • Baseline Assessment Report Haridwar

    Baseline Assessment Study of Solid and Plastic Waste in Haridwar

    Within project Aviral – Reducing Plastic Waste in the Ganga, plastic waste entering the cities environments is reduced by strengthening an integrative and improved plastic waste management system in the two Ganga cities Haridwar and Rishikesh. The efforts also contribute to achieving the objectives of the flagship programs of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (Namami Gange) and the Clean India Mission (Swachh Bharat Mission). In order to sustainably enhance existing capacities, improve selected elements of the plastic waste value chain, promote innovations and implement awareness activities.

  • Five R's - A cross sectoral landscape of Just Transition in India

    Five R’s – A cross-sectoral landscape of Just Transition in India

    India’s trajectory for energy transition will determine the policy and planning approach for the just transition. Two recent modelling studies on net-zero emissions pathways for India provide a glimpse of possible trajectories to reduce fossil fuels over the next three to four decades.

  • Environmental Laws and Climate Action

    Environmental Laws and Climate Action: A case for enacting a framework climate legislation in India

    There is a growing debate on enacting a ‘framework climate legislation’ to enhance climate change mitigation and adaptation action. International treaties, such as the Paris Agreement, do not have an enforcement mechanism as those found in national laws; the absence of which can undermine climate action. Through a detailed review of India’s environmental laws, climate litigations and framework legislations in various countries, this report explores whether India needs a framework climate legislation, and the scope and contours of it.

  • A Commentary on Consumption

    A Commentary on Consumption

    CATEGORY : Climate Change

    What is sustainable consumption? Can we solve the climate crisis with an ultimate win-win: consume but not pollute? This paper raises these uncomfortable questions and establishes that Efficiency is not Sufficiency.