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Guiding Framework and Toolkits For Clean Air Action Plans

Sector:    Undertaken By: ICF Consulting India Pvt. Ltd.    Recent Publication: 2020

Rapid growth in energy, transport, and manufacturing sectors, combined with increasing urbanization, has had an adverse impact on air quality. The Government of India has taken a significant step by notifying the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) which targets reduction in particulate emission by 20-30% by 2024, over 2017 level, in all the 122 no...

Impacts of the Respirer Low-Cost Air Quality Sensors

Sector:    Undertaken By: Respirer Living Sciences    Recent Publication: 2020

The low cost air quality sensors that have been put up around the country have had several notable impacts which have been summarised in this document....

Impacts of the Skymet Low-Cost Air Quality Sensors

Sector:    Undertaken By: Skymet Weather Services    Recent Publication: 2020

The low cost air quality sensors that have been put up around the country have had several notable impacts which have been summarised in this document....

Introduction to Skymet’s Low-Cost Air Quality Monitoring Network in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Skymet Weather Services    Recent Publication: 2020

A technically robust network of 200 low-cost air quality monitors which are capable of producing reliable and credible air quality data was deployed in 50 Indian cities and towns. This is aimed at partially addressing the existing air quality data gap, supporting research and informing policymakers, experts and the public on available solutions for...

Power Sector Vision 2030- Maharashtra

Sector:    Undertaken By: World Institute of Sustainable Energy    Recent Publication: 2020

Maharashtra is India’s largest state economy, contributing 15 percent to India’s gross domestic product (GDP), and aims to become India’s first trillion dollar state economy in the coming few years. The power sector of Maharashtra has played a critical role in supporting the economic growth of the state. In order to continue as a key enabler ...

FLEET Long Range Planning Tool for STUs: User Manual

Sector:    Undertaken By: SGArchitects    Recent Publication: 2020

To provide assistance to the targeted users (STU officials, bus operators, researchers etc), the FLEET tool is supported with a user manual. This document is developed by the project team for guiding the user regarding usability and functionality of the FLEET tool. The User manual explains step by step data inputs for each of user forms. It explain...

India Roadmap on Low Carbon and Sustainable Mobility

Sector:    Undertaken By: Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry    Recent Publication: 2020

The Indian transport sector comprises distinct modes such as railways, road, inland waterways, air, and marine transport systems. Overall, 18% of India’s CO2 emissions come from road transport. The current challenge before India is to evolve a strategy, which ensures rapid economic growth in line with the aspirations of the people and at the same...

Exploring Cost-Reduction Strategies For Electric Vehicle (EV) Batteries

Sector:    Undertaken By: Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations    Recent Publication: 2020

Electric vehicle (EV) adoption in India faces several challenges, with the distinct cost disadvantage of EVs vis-à-vis traditional internal combustion engine vehicles bring a major one. The battery in an EV is its most expensive component, accounting for 50 per cent of its total cost; thus, the affordability of EVs is directly proportional to the ...

Climate Risk Pricing Approaches for Investment Portfolios in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Intellecap Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd.    Recent Publication: 2020

Given India’s extremely high sensitivity to climate-risk , it is important to develop advanced frameworks for our local context that can assist in climate risk identification and quantification for investment portfolios and suggest options for appropriate climate risk mitigation. Doing so requires an understanding of the current level of deployme...

Corporate Climate Action in Support of NDCs: A Case for Science Based Targets in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) India, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) India    Recent Publication: 2020

Most greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in India are directly or indirectly related to the corporate (both public and privately-owned) sector and their full cooperation is required for India to meet its NDC commitments. Science-based targets (SBTs) provide companies with a clearly defined pathway to future-proof growth by specifying how much and how qu...

Understanding the Bottlenecks in the Adoption of TCFD Recommendations by Indian Corporates

Sector:    Undertaken By: KPMG    Recent Publication: 2020

A majority India's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are directly or indirectly related to the corporate sector. Therefore, Indian businesses can play an important role in helping India achieve its Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement. Increasingly, corporates in India are beginning to recognise and measure climate related out...

Analyzing Trends in Clean Energy Financing by State Governments

Sector:    Undertaken By: Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability    Recent Publication: 2020

State governments have access to several finance options for climate change mitigation but administrative issues within state governments have led to sizeable under utilisation of available funds for climate-related investments. The reports in this initiative aim to analyse the mitigation-oriented climate finance options available to state governme...

The India Innovation Lab for Green Finance

Sector:    Undertaken By: Climate Policy Initiative    Recent Publication: 2020

The India Innovation Lab for Green Finance brings together experts from government, financial institutions, renewable energy, and infrastructure development to identify, develop, and accelerate innovative investment vehicles for green growth in India. More details on the website: https://www.climatefinancelab.org/...

Strengthening the DRE Ecosystem

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2020

Currently, an estimated 237 million Indians lack access to any form of electricity, while an additional 100 million have less than four hours of electricity per day. At the same time, the Government of India has set a target of generating over 175 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2022. Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) can play a key role in mee...

Comparative Evaluation of Long-Term Low Carbon Electricity Transition Roadmaps for India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Center for Sustainability, Policy & Technology Management (SusPoT)    Recent Publication: 2020

Developing and evaluating various low carbon electricity transition scenarios can be a powerful way to analyze the role of the power sector in climate mitigation. Long-term scenarios are required for an effective energy transition since they are informed by transparent, fact-based, country-specific parameters that address interdependencies of the e...

India-U.S. Track II Dialogue on Energy and Climate Change

Sector:    Undertaken By: Ananta Centre    Recent Publication: 2020

The India-U.S. Track II Dialogue on Energy and Climate Change brings together a diverse array of thought leaders from India and the United States – including former senior government officials, industry leaders, and heads of civil society organizations – to inform and encourage India-U.S. partnership at a strategic level and on climate and ener...

Using Resource Efficient Materials in Brick Kilns – Bihar

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2020

Shakti is enabling technical assistance to the Government of Bihar as well as brick makers and entrepreneurs in Bihar to support the adoption of cleaner and more efficient brick making technologies as well as resource efficient building materials like fly ash bricks. Brick makers are being assisted to comply with the recent order of the Bihar State...

Low-Cost Air Quality Monitors in 50 Indian Cities to Provide Real Time and Credible Air Quality Data

Sector:    Undertaken By: Respirer Living Sciences, Skymet Weather Services    Recent Publication: 2020

Cities need good quality data on pollution levels, affected areas, sources and related information to be able to design strong air quality management plans. But a number of Indian cities are still outside the ambit of air quality monitoring, whereas other cities (like New Delhi) have a disproportionately high number of real-time air quality monitor...

India-U.S. Track II Dialogue on Energy and Climate Change

Sector:    Undertaken By: Ananta Centre    Recent Publication: 2020

The India-U.S. Track II Dialogue on Energy and Climate Change brings together a diverse array of thought leaders from India and the United States – including former senior government officials, industry leaders, and heads of civil society organizations – to inform and encourage India-U.S. partnership at a strategic level and on climate and ener...

Managing Energy Use Data in Residential and Commercial Buildings

Sector:    Undertaken By: Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy    Recent Publication: 2020

Demand side energy management strategies for residential and commercial buildings depend on accurate, comprehensive data that is readily available and up to date. While there are several organizations that map energy use data in India, the available data lacks consistency and granularity, and is not comprehensive, easily accessible, or collected fr...

Mainstreaming Thermal Comfort For All and Resource Efficiency in Affordable Housing

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2020

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) launched the India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP)—a 20-year roadmap to address cooling requirements in building, cold chain, transport and refrigeration sectors—in March 2019. The plan is unique in its pioneering attempt to develop adaptive thermal comfort standards for buildings ...

Small and Medium Enterprises Energy Efficiency and Knowledge Sharing (SAMEEEKSHA) Platform

Sector:    Undertaken By: The Energy and Resource Institute    Recent Publication: 2020

The Small and Medium Enterprises Energy Efficiency and Knowledge Sharing (SAMEEEKSHA) platform was set up to allow various stakeholders in the MSME ecosystem to pool and share the knowledge of institutions and key stakeholders that work towards promoting energy efficiency in India’s MSME sector. The website of the platform provides a more detai...

On the Right Track : Energy Efficiency in the Indian Railways

Sector:    Undertaken By: CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre    Recent Publication: 2020

Indian Railways is the one of the largest consumers of electricity in the country consuming over 17.5 billion units a year. As track and passengers continue to grow, implementing energy efficiency solutions and tapping into renewable energy is central to the Railway’s growth strategy. As a Designated Consumer under the Perform, Achieve and Trade ...

Low Carbon Pathways for India’s Industrial Sectors

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2020

Over the last two decades, India has experienced a dynamic transformation with rapid economic growth, urbanisation underpinned by a burgeoning population. These changes have intensified the demand and use of natural resources. Raising the living standards of the Indians through better infrastructure, housing and capital equipment, entails a high ra...

Road Pricing for Travel Demand Management

Sector:    Undertaken By: Institute of Urban Transport    Recent Publication: 2020

Indian cities are witnessing a rapid increase in the share of trips made by privately owned motorised vehicles. This is leading to externalities like increased air pollution, energy consumption and congestion. It is important to introduce appropriate pricing mechanisms that dis-incentivise the use of private vehicles and curb the related negative e...

Value Capture Finance (VCF) for Sustainable Transport Infrastructure

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2020

In 2017, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) released the National TOD Policy acknowledging the importance for cities to adopt TOD within their development plans. Many states have adopted and released their own TOD policies. However, despite policy action, two critical barriers to implement TOD remained unaddressed. The first was the ...

Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2020

The growing urban sprawl in India is leading to the increased use of private vehicles, congested roads and more pollution as well as adding to the existing infrastructure of our cities. Along with efforts to build smarter and more sustainable cities, the Government of India is also focusing on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) to support the urban...

Implementation Roadmap for Sustainable Urban Freight Mobility in Chennai

Sector:    Undertaken By: IIT Madras    Recent Publication: 2020

The freight industry has a very complex and disintegrated system with urban freight traffic increasing day by day to meet the growing needs of an increasingly urban population. Urban freight transport is the movement of freight vehicles into, out of and within an urban area. The urban freight system includes manufacturing facilities, seaports, airp...

Informing the Design of FAME II Scheme

Sector:    Undertaken By: Union Internationale des Transports Publics (UITP – India)    Recent Publication: 2020

The Government of India rolled out Phase-II of FAME Scheme with an outlay of Rs. 10,000 Crore for a period of 3 years commencing from 1st April 2019. The FAME II scheme is aimed at incentivising demand for electric vehicles, especially electric buses, 2- and 3-wheelers and 4-wheeler passenger cars. In order to successfully implement the roll-out of...

Economic Implications of E-Mobility Transition in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Council on Energy, Environment and Water    Recent Publication: 2020

Globally, the electric mobility transition is underway driven by concerns around energy security, climate change and local air pollution. While India is increasingly looking at electric mobility as a viable mode of transport, the e-mobility transition in India is yet to take-off in a full-fledged manner. In 2017, less than 0.1% of the 21 million ve...