Climate Policy

As with other emerging economies, India faces the dual challenge of reconciling its rapid economic growth with a pressing need to address climate change. In response to this, India has invested considerably in domestic and international action to address climate change. The Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) committed to under the Paris agreement affirm India’s commitment to a low-carbon pathway for development. The NDCs set a clear signal for clean energy in reducing the emissions intensity of the Indian economy, and recognize the importance of aggressively restoring forest cover.

Shakti’s climate policy programme supports several efforts to transition India towards a low carbon pathway. We work to strengthen GHG management capacities and facilitate access to finance from appropriate climate funding sources. We invest in efforts to make air quality management processes more robust and effective. Our work in the brick kiln sector promotes cleaner and more efficient building materials. We foster sustained dialogue and engagement at the local and national levels on climate and energy issues. These and other initiatives supported by us are aimed at catalysing policy solutions that mitigate climate change.

Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

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Short lived climate pollutants are greenhouse pollutants with a high global warming potential and include hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), black carbon, methane and nitrous oxide…
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Low-Carbon Development

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Pursuing a low carbon development pathway provides a growth paradigm that will enable India to achieve its development aspirations while responding to the threat of climate change…
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Air Pollution

Air Pollution

Deteriorating air quality due to the release of hazardous pollutants from multiple sources is a growing challenge. Most Indian cities report poor levels of air quality, threatening…
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Informing India’s Stance on the Global Phase-Down of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)

Sector: Climate Policy Undertaken By : Centre for Science and Environment Year: 2016

In October 2016, India along with nearly 200 other countries adopted an agreement in Kigali, Rwanda to phase down the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). India agreed to move forward its proposed freeze year by three years from 2031 to 2028 and its proposed baseline by four years from 2028-2030 to 2024-2026. Efforts facilitated by Shakti have...Read more

Industry-Specific Emission Standards in India

Sector: Climate Policy Undertaken By : Ricardo India Private Limited Year: 2016

The industrial sector is a significant contributor of stack emissions in India, from localised sources such as brick kilns and diesel generator sets, to large centralised facilities such as coal- fired thermal power plants and oil refineries. Industry emission standards have an important role to play in reducing emissions and improving air...Read more

Air Quality Management in Indian Cities

Sector: Climate Policy Undertaken By : Centre for Science and Environment Year: 2016

Air pollution is a growing problem in India, especially in urban areas. While Delhi has been the predominant focus of media attention, air pollution is a challenge endemic to many other cities. About half of India’s cities have extremely high PM levels and several other cities are seeing an increase in other pollutants, like nitrogen oxides and...Read more

Capacity Building and Outreach Activities for Improved Air Quality Management in India

Sector: Climate Policy Undertaken By : Centre for Science and Environment Year: 2016

Indian cities also need to tap into the emerging global learning curve. Evolved measures need to be absorbed into policy and public awareness campaigns in India to address pollution and other climate impacts.

Better Implementation of India’s Environmental Laws for Controlling Air Pollution

Sector: Climate Policy Undertaken By : Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment Year: 2016

Over the years, the problem of air pollution has reached gigantic scale in India with many of the world's most polluted cities being located in India. The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 was the first comprehensive legislative recognition of the problem of air pollution. There is a critical need to ensure that the Air Act is...Read more

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